Fulton County residents can hear what a team of experts distilled from an economic development appraisal to the county at a Friday forum in Johnstown.
Three members of the Site Selectors Guild — from New Jersey, Georgia and California — will provide strategic guidance for future endeavors.
The forum is 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave. The public can RSVP by contacting Beth Lathers, legislative aide, Fulton County Board of Supervisors at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-736-5545
The three site selectors are:
Dennis Donovan, of Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting of Bridgewater, N.J., a founding member of the Site Selectors Guild. Donovan’s primary responsibilities include directing site selection projects, leading continuous innovation in decision-making tools, linking human resources to location strategy and growing revenue.
Jay A. Garner is president of Garner Economics of Fayetteville, Ga. He has a 37-year track record of successful economic development and site selection projects. He is a founding member and past vice chair of the Site Selectors Guild, and is a past chairman for the International Economic Development Council.
Jim Renzas, of The RSH Group, Inc. of Mission Viejo, Calif., has worked across North America, helping corporations with site selection, labor market studies, incentives, negotiations and compliance, global footprint analysis, supply chain network optimization and cost segregation services. past clients include Cessna, eBay, Mercedes Benz, NBC Universal, Quaker Oats Company and Tesoro.
— Staff report