Preparing economic development organizations for the post-pandemic economy is a core aspect of SDG’s economic development services offering.

In 2020, SDG continued its partnership with TVA Economic Development on their Rural Certified Communities program. Through this program, SDG completed evaluations of applicant communities’ strategic plan, marketing targets, and budgets and provided customized recommendations to enhance retention programs, recruiting efforts, and community livability initiatives.

The economic development landscape has changed dramatically over the past 30 years and the current global pandemic is poised to be a transformative time for the way we conduct business.

Rural communities must work smarter to define themselves in unique ways and market to a more targeted audience. Through our private sector work, SDG has real-time knowledge of site selection trends and can help Economic Development Organizations become more competitive and better prepared to attract new capital investment opportunities.

To read more on what people are saying about SDG’s work on Rural Certified Communities, please follow the links below:

The Dispatch – TVA designation will make region stick out to industries, investors

Times Gazette – Chamber earns honor from TVA


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