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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Mar 25, 2020

Develop This! is proud to launch a new series of shows to help working economic developers gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact nationwide.

In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing the members of our newly formed Develop This! Contributing Experts team. The best group of economic development professionals in the country have been assembled to share:

-What is happening in their areas?
-How are their areas responding?
-Tips to maximize effectiveness during this challenging time

Today's episode continues with Jay A. Garner, CEcD, CCE President and founder of Garner Economics, LLC.

Garner Economics, LLC is an economic development and site location consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Jay is a leader and innovator in the economic development profession, having served for 40 years as both an award-winning economic development, Chamber of Commerce CEO, and site location professional. His firm assists clients throughout the world on a wide variety of projects, offering innovative, yet real-world solutions to achieve success. Jay often lectures and provides counsel on creating and implementing proactive global business development strategies and tactics. His firm is also a leader in providing assistance to corporate clients in their site selection process, such as Anchor Glass, Academy Sports, Hatfield Quality Meats, Hill’s Pet Foods, Marel, Future Pipe Industries and others.

His firm is the exclusive provider of site location services for Primus Builders—a global leader in architecture, engineering and construction management specializing in food processing manufacturing, and their worldwide clients. He is a founding member, and current Chair for the Site Selectors Guild, a prestigious group of the top site location consultants globally.

Jay’s Specialties:  

  • Site location advisory
  • Food site certification
  • Economic development action plans
  • Economic and workforce analytics
  • Workforce solutions
  • Targeted industry strategies

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