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We’re always looking for ways to continue the conversation around site selection and how we can help companies just like yours.

Take a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going.

SDG President, Mark Williams, Interviewed on New Book, Site Selection Trends

SDG President, Mark Williams, recently joined the Next Move Group’s Chad Chancellor for a conversation about Mark’s recent book, Corporate Site Selection and Economic Development, A 30-year Perspective. To hear highlights from their conversation, including Mark’s advice on what corporate leaders need to know before considering a site selection project or expansion, check out the link below:

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Long Time SDG Client, Commercial Metals Company, Announces New State of the Art Steel Mill in Arizona

This week, long-time SDG client, Commercial Metals Company (CMC) broke ground on it’s newest steel mill in Mesa, Arizona. CMC’s new state of the art mill will be the first to produce merchant bar quality products though a continuous-continuous production process and will replace inefficient capacity with environmentally friendly technology. SDG has enjoyed being part of the project team and assisting with site selection activities and negotiation of economic development incentives for this important project.

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SDG Client, Solvay, Announces Completion of its Thermoplastic Composites Manufacturing Facility in Greenville, South Carolina

Strategic Development Group was honored to assist Solvay with site selection activities for this important initiative and we look forward to seeing their continued success. This investment by Solvay will help support demand from energy, aerospace, and automotive industries for more environmentally sustainable products.

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Summer 2021 Update from Strategic Development Group

At Strategic Development Group, we have spent the first half of 2021 helping our clients emerge from the pandemic with new growth strategies, radical moves, and strategies to help prepare for what comes next. Read on to learn more about EMF’s transition from northern California to middle Tennessee; Firestone’s strategy for meeting the tremendous growth in the electric vehicle industry; the impact CMC is having in Mesa, AZ; communities in Duke Energy service territory that are getting sites prepared for the exciting times to come and how SDG hopes to improve the lives of men and women in South Carolina though our funding of a scholarship for technical degrees in Advanced Manufacturing.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

December 6-8
Site Selectors Guild
Advisory Forum
Monroe, Louisiana 

December 7
Site Selectors Guild
December 2021 Virtual Table Talk

Recent Speaking Engagements

November 8-10
Site Selectors Guild
Fall Forum
Dallas, TX

October 28
Site Selectors Guild
October 2021 Virtual Table Talk

October 20-22
Site Selectors Guild
Advisory Forum
Jekyll Island, Georgia

August 17, 2021
SEDC Annual Conference
Site Selectors Panel
Tampa, Florida

August 2-4, 2021
Site Selectors Guild
Advisory Forum
Detroit, Michigan

July 26, 2021
Economic Development Association of Alabama
Site Selection Trends with a Focus on EVs
Point Clear, Alabama

July 20- 22
Site Selectors Guild
Advisory Forum
Adams County, Colorado

July 7, 2021
MEDC Exchange
Panel: Trends in Site Selection
Biloxi, Mississippi

June 10-12, 2021
Site Selectors Guild
2021 Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida

April 19-20, 2021
Site Selectors Guild
One Day One Sector Summit
Supply Chain Management and Data Centers
Nashville, Tennessee

February 8-9, 2021
Site Selectors Guild
Site Selectors Summit, February 8-9, 2021,  San Antonio, Texas

November 10, 2020
Powering Florida Illumination
2020 Virtual Conference
Impacts of COVID on Site Selection and Corporate Real Estate

October 28, 2020
Site Selectors Guild
October 2020 Virtual Table Talk

October 27, 2020
North Carolina Economic Development Association
2020 Virtual Site Selectors Summit
Meet the Consultants Roundtable

August 26, 2020
North Carolina Economic Development Association
2020 Virtual Annual Conference
Site Selection Consultant Panel

August 17, 2020
Southern Economic Development Council Meeting
Nashville, TN
Site Selector Panel Session

August 12, 2020
Site Selectors Guild Webinar
COVID-19 & the Changing Landscape of Site Selection
Panel Session

July 17, 2020
Site Selectors Guild Podcast
Insights into Location Resilience as a Factor in the Post Pandemic Era
Featuring Mark L. Williams | President

March 19, 2020
South Carolina Power Team 2020 Economic Development Review
Featured Speaker – Why Site Readiness Matters?
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Mark L. Williams | President

March 9-11, 2020
Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference
Conference Chair and Panelist
Atlanta, GA

“Their fluid and flexible approach helped us to reachour project goals and timelines during our multi-state evaluationof sites for a new manufacturing facilitY.”

“Strategic Development Group truly understood that our project needs were evolving. Their fluid and flexible approach helped us to reach our project goals and timelines during our multi-state evaluation of sites for a new manufacturing facility in New Castle, Indiana. SDG’s ability to present concise summaries of site conditions, development costs, incentives and recommendations were critical for our management’s ability to make a final site location decision.”

– Ted Moore

Vice President of Operations, MICRONUTRIENTS, INC.