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Site Selector Meetings

Posted on Nov 04, 2013

As companies grow they often reach out to site selectors to help them find the right location for new expansion facilities. When Intuit was seeking a suitable location for its new data center it utilized the services of the Staubach site selection company (now Jones Lang LaSalle). When SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers was searching the world over for a location for its carbon fiber manufacturing facility it utilized the site selection company McCallum Sweeny.

The Grant County EDC worked closely with these site selection companies on both these projects and ultimately the Intuit data center located in Quincy, and the SGL Automotive Carbon Fiber manufacturing facility located in Moses Lake.

In addition to Staubach and McCallum Sweeny there are hundreds of other site selector offices in the United States. The EDC recently met with ten of those offices in Dallas to build relationships, learn about trends in new business projects, and share information about Grant County. The EDC was well received at the meetings and is now preparing follow up information requested by each site selector. 

“Collectively, the ten site selector offices we visited will work on anywhere from 150 to 250 projects a year,” said Jonathan Smith, Executive Director for the Grant County EDC. “We now have established relationships which gives Grant County an opportunity to be considered for those projects that need a Washington State or Pacific Northwest location.”

As part of its new five-year strategic plan, the EDC will continue to make in-person visits to site selector offices across the country. By developing relationships with these offices, the EDC is multiplying its outreach efforts and raising awareness of the opportunities for business development in Grant County.

 

As companies grow they often reach out to site selectors to help them find the right location for new expansion facilities. When Intuit was seeking a suitable location for its new data center it utilized the services of the Staubach site selection company (now Jones Lang LaSalle).