The Team

Mark Williams, President

Mark Williams


Mark has spent over 30 years working in state-level economic development and private site selection.  He founded Strategic Development Group in 1999 and the firm has become nationally recognized for its success in site selection and negotiation.  Mark has long been fascinated with the process of business decision-making and productive negotiation.  He is a keen observer of the intersection of the practices of economic development and site selection.

Raised in the Washington DC area, Mark has spent his adult life in South Carolina and calls Columbia home.  He has worked and traveled extensively in the US and around the world, particularly in Asia

Mark’s free time is spent with his wife Sue on the water, in their yard and in the mountains.  They are currently designing and building a Japanese garden at their Columbia home.