Press Coverage

SDG Launches New Service: Economic Impact Analysis


July 18, 2017 by Cameron Williams

How does the opening of a new manufacturing plant, corporate headquarters, or commercial development effect the local or regional economy? Do positive economic impacts justify location incentives offered? What is the potential impact of a facility expansion or closing? Economic impact analysis provides answers to these complex questions and many others that are of vital
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Strategic Development Group Helps Micronutrients Select a New Manufacturing Site in New Castle, Indiana


May 22, 2017 by Danielle Campolo

Netherlands-Based Agribusiness Picks Henry County for New Facility, New Jobs NEW CASTLE, Ind. (May 10, 2017) – Micronutrients, an agribusiness that produces animal feed additives, announced plans to expand its operations in Indiana, establishing a new facility in Henry County and creating up to 50 new jobs by 2020. “Indiana has a strong tradition in
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Site Selectors Guild Announces Election of New Board Chairman, Board Members


April 19, 2017 by Strategic Development Group

Tucson, AZ, April 12, 2017—The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s largest group of senior location advisors, is pleased to announce the election of Mark Williams as chairman of the board at the SSG annual meeting in March. Williams has been a member of SSG for four years and previously served on the board as
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Strategic Development Group Published in Internationally Distributed fDi Magazine


October 13, 2016 by Cameron Williams

fDi Article Link:  fdi-print-publication-strategic-development-group Strategic Development Group is pleased to announce a featured article has been published in Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine’s October/November issue. The article titled “Ten site-selection errors made by manufacturers” is included within the Think Tank segment of the magazine and outlines the most common and costly errors that can occur
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Strategic Development Group President Addresses Southeast US Japan Conference in Tokyo, Japan


September 21, 2016 by Cameron Williams

Mark Williams, President of Strategic Development Group, Inc., a Columbia-based professional site location firm, addressed business and government leaders from Japan and the United States in Tokyo, Japan at the 39th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast US Japan (SEUS/Japan) conference today.  The conference brought together hundreds of senior-level executives from major Japanese corporations and
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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • October 18, 2017
    Marrion County Economic Development Commision
    Marrion, SC
  • October 16-17, 2017
    South Carolina Department of Commerce Site Evaluation Seminar
    Columbia, SC
  • October 5, 2017
    Aiken Edgefield Economic Development Partnership Meeting
    Aiken, SC
  • October 4, 2017
    Advanced Tech’s Impact on the Labor Force and Economic Development Tools
    Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Community Training
    Columbus, OH
  • September 25-27, 2017
    Site Selector’s Guild Fall Forum
    Seattle, WA

Recent Speaking Engagements


    • August 22, 2017
      Trends in Site Location and Related Issues
      SEDC (Southern Economic Development Council)
      Charlotte, NC
    • July 28, 2017
      Critical Labor Draw Considerations in Site Location
      Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Authority
      Nashville, TN
    • April 9, 2017
      Overview of Site Location Case Study Based in Mesa, AZ
      IAMC (Industrial Asset Management Council)
      Tampa, FL
    • February 22, 2017
      Incentives and other Key Trends in Site Selection
      TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) Rural Leadership Development Summit
      Nashville, TN
    • November 16, 2016
      Millennial Perspective on Site Selection
      Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Training Session
      Columbus, OH
    • November 16, 2016
      Defining a Significant Development Opportunity
      Carolina Connector Intermodal
      Rocky Mount, NC
    • October 24-26, 2016
      Site Selectors Guild Fall Forum
      Little Rock, AR
    • October 13-14, 2016
      Key Trends in Today’s Site Selection Projects
      Florida Power & Light – Powering Florida: Illumination
      Cocoa Beach, FL
    • September 2016
      Southeast US Japan Conference
      Tokyo, Japan
    • April 2016
      Key Factors for Today’s Site Selection Projects
      Florida Power & Light: Powering Florida Event
      Miami, FL
    • April 2016
      Negotiating Site Location Costs
      Business Facilities’ LiveExchange 2016
      Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • February 2016
      Key Issues Related to Work Force and Talent Panel Presentation
      Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference
      Nashville, TN
    • January 2016
      Background on an Economic Development / Site Location Professional
      North Carolina Economic Developers’ Association Energizing Executive Conference
      Charlotte, NC

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