April 12, 2017

Didi Caldwell, founding principal of Global Location Strategies, one of the country’s most prestigious site selection and economic development consulting firms, will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC) Investor Luncheon on May 2. She will address world changes in technology, demographics and policy, and the affect it has on Greenville County’s ability to attract business.

Founded by Greenville County Council, GADC is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Greenville County, S.C. Its focus lies primarily in generating jobs, promoting infrastructure development, retaining and growing existing businesses, and marketing Greenville County. The annual Investor Luncheon is an opportunity for GADC investors to learn about progress made toward the organization’s mission and its plans for the next fiscal year. This year’s GADC Investor Luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 2 at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in downtown Greenville, S.C.

With more than 19 years’ experience, Caldwell has led site selection consulting projects throughout North and South America, Canada, Europe and Asia. Her firm, which spun off of Fluor Corporation in 2009, specializes in energy, automotive, aerospace, pulp and paper, chemicals, mining, textiles, logistics, consumer products and the biotech industries. She serves on the board of directors of the Site Selectors Guild, the world’s most renowned association for site selection consultants, and is a frequent speaker at economic development conferences.
About Global Location Strategies
Begun in the 1970’s as a service offering by Daniel International Construction Company, which later became Fluor Corporation, Global Location Strategies (GLS) is one of the world’s most experienced and reputable site selection firms specializing in capital intensive facilities. GLS has assisted thousands of clients in over 70 countries predominantly within the food and beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, warehouse and distribution, automotive, advanced manufacturing, chemical/petrochemicals, paper, and metals/polymers/composites industries. The company provides a full suite of site selection services, including location benchmarking, site selection, incentive negotiation, technical site due diligence, and alignment and training. Economic development services include industrial site audits, site competitiveness studies, strategic site identification and industrial asset optimization. For more information, visit www.GlobalLocationStrategies.com.

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