Adapting the Site Selection Process

12 Jan 2021


While the site selection industry is constantly evolving, no one anticipated the changes that COVID-19 would bring in 2020. COVID-19 has impacted what types of projects are in the marketplace and how executives, consultants and economic developers are adapting the site selection process. This article will explore some of these changes and offer some practical advice for economic developers as they adjust to the new normal.

COVID-19 impacts

When COVID-19 hit the U.S. in early March, SSG saw an initial dip in activity as companies reacted to uncertainty in the market and rapidly changing consumer trends. Most executive teams that had active projects were in firefighting mode, trying to change their business models to allow for best practices with COVID-19, transitioning employees to remote work environments, establishing new customer interface protocols, etc.

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