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...

Jerry Szatan, Owner, Szatan & Associates

Jerry Szatan has more than thirty years experience in site selection, economic development and real estate investing in the United States and abroad. He formed Szatan & Associates, a location strategy, site selection and economic development consulting firm based in Chicago, in 1998. Site selection projects include headquarters, R&D, manufacturing, distribution centers, call centers, back offices, and other corporate...

Allea Newbold, Principal, Ryan

Allea Newbold, CPA, specializes in Federal and State planning for her clients. She negotiates credits and incentives for new and expanding companies nationwide, helping them maximize return on investment. Her tenacity and creativity have built a record of success in property tax abatement, sales tax refunds, cash grants, and Tax Increment Financing (TIF). In addition, she assists companies with...

Making Strategic Expansion Decisions

Join Cushman & Wakefield Senior Managing Director Betty McIntosh as she analyses the latest trends impacting on location choices and provides an insider's viewpoint of the site selection process, including the weight given to incentives and what it takes to make a community stand out in today's intense competition for jobs and investments.

The Impact of Global Logistics Strategies on Location Decisions

Some overarching and fundamental changes in corporate approach to supply chain management are influencing how companies are formulating plans for facility repurposing, new, facilities and consolidation of existing facilities.

Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs

Corporations locating major projects in the US create profound positive economic impact in the states and communities where facilities are established. Not surprisingly, most states, local municipalities and utilities offer significant incentives to induce the location of major capital projects.

Business Facilities LiveXchange Keynote Panel: Growth Without Borders

Navigating your way through the bustling intersection of trade and economic development is critical for success in today’s global market. Join our blue-ribbon panel as we explore the latest trends in foreign direct investment and exports, identifying the strongest FDI magnets and the best practices for expanding exports.

Sponsor Testimonial: Rob O’Brien | Joplin Regional Partnership (JRP)

Find out what Rob O'Brien from the Joplin Regional Partnership had to say about his experience at Business Facilities LiveXchange.

Ali Olivo – General Electric

Hear what Ali Olivo from General Electric had to say about her experience attending Business Facilities LiveXchange.