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

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Area Development Magazine Interviews SDG President, Mark Williams, on Impacts of Climate Change on Corporate Site Location Decisions

In a recent article published by Area Development, SDG President, Mark Williams was interviewed about the implication of climate change concerns on corporate site selection decisions. At Strategic Development Group, evaluation of site characteristics is key element of our site selection process. We understand that selection of a flawed site creates operating cost and event risk implications for our Clients that continues in perpetuity.

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SDG President, Mark Williams, Interviewed by Bloomberg on what the Future May Hold for Traditional Financial Hubs

In today’s business environment, as working remotely continues to gain acceptance, we anticipate many more organizations will re-evaluate the size and physical location of headquarters and office facilities in dense, high-cost markets when talent can more readily be virtually accessed from many locations. In a December 11th Bloomberg article, SDG President, Mark Williams, weighs in on what the future may hold for traditional financial hubs like New York and Chicago as companies adapt to the post-pandemic world and the work from home movement.

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Happy Holidays from Strategic Development Group

At Strategic Development Group, giving back and working to enhance opportunities for others is a core part of our culture. This Holiday Season, we ask that you join us in helping Harvest Hope in their mission to eliminate hunger and food insecurity in South Carolina during this especially difficult time. Please help us multiply the positive impact of our contribution to Harvest Hope through our GoFundMe page in the link below. SDG will match every donation dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.

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PLG Consulting and Strategic Development Group Announce Partnership

Chicago, IL, November 11, 2020 – PLG Consulting of Chicago, IL and Strategic Development Group (SDG) of Columbia, SC today announced a strategic partnership that provides major industrial customers, transportation and logistics service providers, and other investors with a powerful slate of services for managing complex projects involving new capital investment and supply chain/logistics design and optimization.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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

Recent Speaking Engagements

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

NOVEMBER 7th-8th, 2019
North Mississippi Industrial Development Authority Local Developer Summit
Keynote Speaker
West Point, MS

NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Nexsen Pruet Agribusiness Seminar
Top 10 Mistakes in Site Selection
Columbia, SC

OCTOBER 18, 2019
Greenwood Partnership Alliance Annual Meeting
Greenwood, SC

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
Bradley Forum
Breakout Leader and Panelist on Site Selection Trends
Nashville, TX

SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2019
Site Selectors Guild
2019 Fall Forum
Breakout Chair
Dallas, TX

JUNE 18, 2019
Site Selectors Guild
2019 Site Readiness Roundtable
Roundtable Member
Atlanta, GA

JUNE 14, 2019
South Carolina Economic Developers Association
Advanced Symposium
Session Leader
Greenwood, SC

JUNE 6, 2019

JAASC Business Forum
Keynote Speaker
Greenville, SC

MAY 21, 2019
Research Division at the S.C. Department of Commerce
Research Symposium
Columbia, SC

APRIL 24, 2019
FPL Powering Florida: Illumination
Jacksonville, FL

APRIL 18, 2019
Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Champions Breakfast
Speaking Panel
Charlotte, NC

MARCH 25-27, 2019
Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference
Various Presentations on Site Selection
Salt Lake City, UT

“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.