Mark Williams, President of Strategic Development Group, Inc., a South Carolina-based professional site location firm, has released his first book, providing an informed and unique perspective based on his 30 years in corporate site selection and state level economic development.

The book not only highlights the best site selection and economic development practices but also describes the high cost of mistakes, particularly when the wrong choice is made for corporate facility locations. A particular focus is the future of site selection moving out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former Governor David Beasley said, “Mark is a recognized expert in corporate site selection and economic development. He leverages his vast U.S. and global experience to explain the complex interactions between government, the economic development community, and corporations in the site selection process.”.

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Strategic Development Group (SDG) is a full-service site selection firm founded in 1999 and based in Columbia, South Carolina. SDG has worked in over 40 U.S. states locating billions in capital investment primarily in the automotive, chemical, steel and life science industries.

Mark Williams, President and founder of SDG, has decades of experience in helping companies around the globe with site selection and incentive negotiation projects located in the United States. In addition to advising private sector executives, he has advised governors, mayors and leadership of economic development organizations throughout the U.S.

Strategic Development Group provides site selection and incentive negotiation services for a diverse range of manufacturing, distribution, office, and corporate headquarters location projects.  We would be pleased to discuss your company’s site location needs. For more information on getting in touch with us, please click HERE