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Our team works diligently to provide site and economic development solutions tailored exclusively to your company and industry. As we unearth new trends and glean new insights, our experts share the most up-to-date research and learnings here on our blog.
Commercial Metals Company Case Study

Commercial Metals Company Case Study

The Opportunity Commercial Metals Company (“CMC”) has been an SDG client for over 20 years. CMC recycles and fabricates steel products and provides related materials and services through a network of facilities that includes seven electric arc furnace (EAF) mini...

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Encina Case Study

Encina Case Study

The Opportunity Encina is an advanced manufacturer with a mission to catalyze the transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The company recently deployed new technology to convert post-consumer waste into raw, virgin quality material necessary to manufacture...

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A Nostalgic Coincidence

A Nostalgic Coincidence

I wanted to share a few timely, nostalgic thoughts about the formation of Strategic Development Group (SDG) 25 years ago. It was mid-January of 1999. I recently resigned from my position as a state economic development executive and, after much planning and...

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Key Factors in Site Selection Decisions: Utilities

Key Factors in Site Selection Decisions: Utilities

We’re continuing our series on key factors or our “Must Haves” for selecting a site for new capital investments. A multitude of factors will rise to the top when we work with clients on their projects. All are important, but some rise to the top as imperatives. If you...

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Key Factors in Site Location Decisions: Logistics

Key Factors in Site Location Decisions: Logistics

This week, we’re continuing our series on key factors or our “Must Haves” for selecting a site for new capital investments. We may not have wish lists in the mail to Santa, but we have a few things in mind that we want to make our clients successful. Unlike Cabbage...

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‘Tis the Season: SDG’s List of Key Factors in Site Location

‘Tis the Season: SDG’s List of Key Factors in Site Location

It’s the season of “Wish Lists” and "Gift Guides." Every website and content creator is putting together the must-haves and gift guides for the holiday season. Children are busy sending theirs to the North Pole. We at SDG have our own to add to the mix and this list...

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“SDG’s ethical and unbiased practices made us feel confident in our final site location and, ultimately, our investment.”

“Strategic Development Group provided significant value through their thorough site selection and incentive negotiation process, resulting in Sumiden’s new wire manufacturing facility in Dayton, Texas. SDG’s ethical and unbiased practices made us feel confident in our final site location and, ultimately, our investment.”

– Jon Cornelius

Executive Vice President/General Manager, Sumiden Wire Products Corporation