On February 12, 2024, Strategic Development Group (SDG), a leading site selection firm, marks its 25th anniversary. Established in Columbia, SC, in 1999 by Mark Williams, SDG has grown to represent over $38 billion in site selection projects.

Over the past quarter-century, SDG has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to its clients, fostering dynamic partnerships resulting in hundreds of successful new site locations, expansions, and economic impact projects.

In 2018, Jeannette Goldsmith joined the firm as partner, bringing 20 years of site selection experience to the firm that already included Danielle Campolo and Mac Farr.

Founder Mark Williams reflects on this significant milestone: “The last 25 years have been an incredible journey for Strategic Development Group. We are immensely proud of the team we’ve built, the projects we’ve undertaken, and the positive impact on the business landscape. Our success is a testament to our team’s dedication, hard work, and the trust our clients have placed in us.”

In line with its commitment to innovation and growth, SDG has grown from a start-up team of one in an office above a garage to six highly skilled, experienced professionals. It recently opened a new office in Greenville, SC.

“We believe in continuous improvement and staying ahead of the curve,” said Jeannette Goldsmith. “The expansion of our service offerings, the move to a new office in Greenville, and the growth of our team are all strategic moves to better serve our clients and position SDG for another successful 25 years.”

Strategic Development Group expresses gratitude to its clients, partners, and dedicated team members who have contributed to its success over the past 25 years. As SDG looks ahead, the company remains committed to driving innovation, fostering economic development, and delivering exceptional value to its clients.

25th Anniversary

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About Strategic Development Group

Our experienced team is focused on finding the best site for your project for long-term success. We take a holistic approach and have the expertise to negotiate and navigate the intricacies of your unique company and needs.

Founded in 1999, SDG is a highly specialized site selection consulting firm. We focus on identifying optimum locations promptly, maximizing the value of incentives, and minimizing risk for corporations from across the globe. SDG has managed projects with capital investment from $15 million to over $1 billion for companies in various industries, including automotive, chemical, steel, and life science.