Deane Foote, President/CEO, Foote Consulting Group

Deane C. Foote is President/CEO of Foote Consulting Group, LLC; a development related consulting company located in the Phoenix area. FCG provides site selection, real estate, workforce and economic development services.

Deane has worked on dozens of projects in recent years, including corporate site selection related projects for MeadWestvaco; Staples; Simplot; TranSystems; Wal-Mart; Coca-Cola; Forest City; and Sisener, a Spanish renewable energy company; and economic development projects for the States of Tennessee; Arizona; New Mexico; Ohio and Oregon; Wayne Co (Detroit), MI; Rockford, IL; Roswell (NM); Iowa City Area Development; EDC of Wayne Co (IN); City of Moraine, OH; Gallup, NM; Town of Queen Creek, AZ and Jamestown, ND. He has over 30 years of experience.

Deane was formerly Senior Project Manager for Real Estate and Economic Development with Jacobs (formerly Carter & Burgess) where he directed site selection and economic development projects. Deane was also a Vice President with Paragon Decision Resources, Inc., a full-service relocation company, in charge of site selection and economic development. He was also President of the Greater Urbana-Champaign (IL) Economic Development Corporation.

Deane is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He is a founding Board Member and Treasurer of the Site Selectors Guild, Inc., a company of the top site selectors in the world. He and his wife Jeanne reside in Glendale, Arizona.

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