Saturday, June 08, 2013

City tries to impress site selectors

Written by Jodi Schwan

Fewer than 300 people nationwide hold the same sort of job as the seven site selection consultants who visited Sioux Falls earlier this month.

These are the individuals hired by companies to scout locations for relocations or expansions and recommend cities.

“We bring in groups of about that size to showcase the community,” said Slater Barr, president of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. “Their interests are a little different and a little related, so it’s about the perspective of is this a place that is capable of supporting the location of a new corporate facility of some type – manufacturing or headquarters or whatever it may be.”

The site selectors’ visit to Sioux Falls was coordinated by the development foundation and a Denver-based team from Development Counsellors International, an economic development marketing firm hired to help promote the city. More here.

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