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Premier Corporate Site Selection Event Happens Next Month

Join us April 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, FL for Business Facilities LiveXchange, the premier site selection event for corporate site selectors and consultants.

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Business Facilities LiveXchange 2016 Registration Now Open

Looking to meet one-on-one with economic developers from across North America to discuss your specific location needs? LiveXchange 2016 is the premier event for corporate site selectors. Find out more!

BF LiveXchange News: 11th Annual Business Facilities LiveXchange A Major Success

The hallmark of Business Facilities LiveXchange is the one-on-one meetings between sponsors and delegates.

BF LiveXchange News: 2015 Location & Dates Announced

Next year's Business Facilities LiveXchange exclusive site selection event will take place May 3-5, 2015 at Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada.

BF LiveXchange News: Corporate Executives And Economic Developers Meet At 10th Annual Event

Companies in attendance have potential to create more than 5,200 new jobs, over $895 million in capital investments.

LiveXchange 2014 Presentation: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects

At this year's LiveXchange, returning speaker Mark Williams of Strategic Development Group shared his thoughts on "Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects."

LiveXchange 2014 Presentation: The Site Selector’s Guide To Working With Boomtowns & Bustvilles

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10th Annual LiveXchange Kicks Off April 6

BFLX 10 year coinThe 10th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange event will kick off Sunday, April 6 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. During the event, corporate executives (delegates) will meet one-on-one with economic developers from the U.S. and Canada to discuss their location needs; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation; and enjoy networking activities with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives. CONFERENCE PROGRAM This year's LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical, and strategic conference program to help delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This year's speakers and topics include: The Future of Site Selection Moderator: Jack Rogers, Editor in Chief, Business Facilities Panelists: Philip Anderson, PhD, President and CEO, P.W. Anderson & Partners; Mark Lautman, Principal, Lautman Economic Architecture; Anatalio Ubalde, CEO, GIS Planning, ZoomProspector.com and SizeUp; Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs Speaker: Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group Boom/Bust Cycles and Site Selection Opportunities Speaker:  Al Jones, Chief of Scouts, aljonesbusinessgrowth Site Selection Case History Speaker:  Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates Evaluating Financial Incentives Speaker:  Mark Sweeney, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting KPMG Market Forecast/Competitive Alternatives Study Speaker:  Hartley Powell, Principal, KPMG Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process Speaker:  David Brandon, Senior VP, Site Selection Group SPONSORS The current roster of 2014 LiveXchange sponsors, by region, includes: U.S. NEW ENGLAND/MID-ATLANTIC • Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, NY • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania & Pittsburgh Regional Alliance U.S. SOUTH • Almost Nashville, KY • Fayette County Development Authority, GA • Hernando County, Florida Office of Business Development • Louisiana Economic Development/AEP SWEPCO • Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority • Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and Santee Cooper, SC • West Virginia Development Office U.S. SOUTHWEST • Greater Houston Partnership / Centerpoint Energy, TX • Norman Economic Development Coalition, Norman, OK • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation,TX U.S. GREAT LAKES • Lansing Economic Area Partnership / LEAP, MI • Quad Cities First, IL and IA • Regional Growth Partnership [Toledo] JobsOhio U.S. PLAINS • GO Topeka Economic Partnership, KS • The Joplin Regional Partnership (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma) • Overland Park Economic Development Council, KS CANADA • Durham Region, Ontario, Canada To learn more, visit BFLiveXchange.com today!

LiveXchange Offers NASCAR Racing Experience!

Delegates at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event will have the opportunity to become a driver or a passenger of an authentic NASCAR race car at the NASCAR Racing Experience at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. After a training meeting and Q&A session with the Crew Chief, participants will be fitted with a helmet and radio communications and buckled into a race car. They’ll enjoy a five minute timed racing session on the speedway as a driver or a three-lap ride as a passenger with a professional driver. All drivers will receive a Graduate Certificate with their name and top speed along with a souvenir racing license. This is a true NASCAR driving experience for LiveXchange delegates! Delegates who are looking for a less "racy" experience can enjoy the traditional LiveXchange Golf Tournament at the beautiful and challenging Grande Dunes. For more information, visit www.BFLiveXchange.com.    

2014 LiveXchange Conference Program Includes All-Star Speakers

This year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event will present a comprehensive, practical, and strategic conference program to help corporate delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues. This year's speakers include:

Topics to be discussed include:
  • The Future of Site Selection
  • Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs
  • Boom/Bust Cycles and Site Selection Opportunities
  • Site Selection Case History
  • Evaluating Financial Incentives
  • KPMG Market Forecast/Competitive Alternatives Study
  • Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process
Register today at www.BFLiveXchange.com and enjoy a FREE extended stay in Myrtle Beach. Attendance at LiveXchange is limited and is available by invitation only. If you have any questions about LiveXchange, please contact our Registration Manager, Todd Conine, at 732-559-1263 or email tconine@groupc.com.  

Save Time & Money with Targeted One-on-One Meetings

Companies looking to expand or relocate their operations can spend thousands of dollars traveling from state to state to find their ideal location. Business Facilities LiveXchange is the only event of the year where corporate executives and site selection consultants can meet one-on-one with location representatives in prescheduled 30-minute meetings, all under one roof and at no cost.  There's no more cost-effective way to start your location search than by attending LiveXchange April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. Over the course of three days, delegates will meet one-on-one with economic development agencies from prime locations across North America to discuss their upcoming projects.  As an approved delegate, you’ll have the opportunity to decide which agencies you’d like to meet with and a personal agenda will be provided to ensure that your time is spent in the most effective manner possible. The event also includes a world-class conference program led by experts in the field of relocation and expansion.  Plus, delegates will have the opportunity to network with economic development representatives and top real estate consultants over a game of golf, at the NASCAR Experience and during three-course meals and cocktail receptions. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend the 2014 Business Facilities LiveXchange! Click here to learn more and register.

Over 20 ED Organizations Sponsoring 2014 LiveXchange

So far, 23 economic development organizations from the United States and Canada have signed on to sponsor this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. The event The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes:
  •             AEP/Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), Arkansas/Texas/Louisiana
  •             Almost Nashville, Kentucky
  •             Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), New York
  •             Centerpoint Energy, Texas
  •             Fayette County Development Authority, Georgia
  •             GO Topeka Economic Partnership, Kansas
  •             Greater Houston Partnership, Texas
  •             Hernando County Florida Office of Business Development
  •             Joplin Regional Partnership, Missouri/Kansas/Oklahoma
  •             LEAP - Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Michigan
  •             Louisiana Department of Economic Development
  •             Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, South Carolina
  •             Norman Econ. Dev. Coalition, Oklahoma
  •             Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
  •             Overland Park Economic Development Council, Kansas
  •             Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
  •             Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
  •             Quad Cities First, Iowa
  •             Regional Growth Partnership/Northwest Ohio
  •             Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada
  •             San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas
  •             Santee Cooper, South Carolina
  •             West Virginia Development Office
Be sure to check the LiveXchange website often for an updated list of sponsors! If you’re searching for new locations for your business, you need to attend LiveXchange. During the event, you will meet personally with economic developers to discuss your location needs; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation; and network with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives. All approved delegates are entitled to complimentary deluxe accommodations and meals at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Beach Resort and a $350 travel stipend. Click here to register today!

2014 LiveXchange Conference Program Set

This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues.

Industry Experts Added to LiveXchange Executive Conference Program

The 10th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange is only a few months away.  If your company is planning to expand or relocate its operations, you don't want to miss this free site selection event! This year's Executive Conference program at LiveXchange promises to be our best yet.  With four speakers already on board - and more to be announced - you'll have direct access to industry experts who can help you better plan and manage your relocation or expansion projects.

Topics to be discussed include: • Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs • Evaluating Financial Incentives • Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process • Site Selection Case History • Plus much more! Register today at www.BFLiveXchange.com and enjoy a FREE extended stay in Myrtle Beach. Attendance at LiveXchange is limited and is available by invitation only.  If you have any questions about LiveXchange, please contact our Registration Manager, Todd Conine, at 732-559-1263 or email tconine@groupc.com.

David Brandon to Speak at 2014 LiveXchange

David Brandon, Senior Vice President at Site Selection Group, has signed on to speak at the 2014 Business Facilities LiveXchange event.  LiveXchange will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. Mr. Brandon will present a seminar on Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process. Site Selection Group is a leading independent location advisory and economic incentives firm providing solutions to corporations and communities across the world.  Mr. Brandon manages the company’s industrial and economic development business practices.  He brings more than 30 years of location advisory experience to the company with an extensive understanding of workforce analysis, assessment and pragmatic decision making in the investment location process. Business Facilities LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical and strategic conference program that helps corporate delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects.  This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues. Check this link often for LiveXchange conference program updates!

Mark Sweeney to Speak at 2014 LiveXchange

[caption id="attachment_27485" align="alignleft" width="169"] Mark Sweeney[/caption] Mark Sweeney, Senior Principal at McCallum Sweeney Consulting, has signed on to speak at the 2014 Business Facilities LiveXchange event.  LiveXchange will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. With more than 24 years of experience in site selection and economic development, Mr. Sweeney assists companies in identifying, evaluating, and selecting the optimal location for their capital investments. Such projects cover a wide array of related factors, including sites, infrastructure, transportation, labor and demographics, state and local taxes, and incentives. Business Facilities LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical and strategic conference program that helps corporate delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects.  This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues. Check this link often for LiveXchange conference program updates!

Almost Nashville, Kentucky To Sponsor LiveXchange

Almost Nashville, Kentucky has signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. So far, 20 economic development agencies from the United States and Canada have signed up as sponsors. The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes:
  •         Almost Nashville, Kentucky
  •         Brick City Development Corporation, New Jersey
  •         Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), New York
  •         Centerpoint Energy
  •         Fayette County Development Authority, Georgia
  •         GO Topeka Economic Partnership, Kansas
  •         Greater Houston Partnership, Texas
  •         Hernando County Florida Office of Business Development
  •         Louisiana Department of Economic Development
  •         Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, South Carolina
  •         Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
  •         Overland Park Economic Development Council, Kansas
  •         Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
  •         Quad Cities First, Iowa
  •         Regional Growth Partnership/Northwest Ohio
  •         Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada
  •         San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas
  •         Santee Cooper
  •         The Joplin Regional Partnership, Missouri
  •         West Virginia Development Office
Be sure to check the LiveXchange website often for an updated list of sponsors! If you’re searching for new locations for your business, you need to attend LiveXchange. During the event, you will meet personally with economic developers to discuss your location needs; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation; and network with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives. All approved delegates are entitled to complimentary deluxe accommodations and meals at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Beach Resort and a $350 travel stipend. Click here to register today!

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