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August 17, 2020

Wednesday, September 9 | The evolving world of site selection | Corporate location in today's rapidly changing environment (12 pm ET)

As the world responds to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are seeing changes in corporate location decisions and the site selection process. Events like travel restrictions and continued economic turbulence require businesses take a different approach to the site location process. Economic developers, governments and investors need to be aware of and prepared for these changes in approach as they seek to revitalize their economies after the pandemic.

This webcast explores current trends in site selection domestically and abroad, how these trends are expected to change, and issues economic developers should consider.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Current market trends and which industries may be best poised for expansion and relocation
  • Effects of COVID-19 on the timing and process of site selection
  • US vs. international site selection trends and how they differ
  • How economic developers and community leaders can adapt to new site selection trends

Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT New York; 9:00-10:00 a.m. PDT Los Angeles

Registration: View archive here.


Marc Lhermitte, EY EMEIA Geostrategic Business Group Lead

Carter Wood, Senior Manager, Global Location Investment, Credits and Incentives Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Amy Holloway, National Director, Economic Development Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP


Paul Naumoff, Principal, Indirect Tax, Location Investment, Credits and Incentives Services, Ernst & Young LLP

CPE credit offered: 1.0. Recommended field of study: Taxes. Learning objective: Understand how the site selection process has changed over the past six months and what those changes mean for economic development organizations seeking to attract businesses to their communities. This intermediate level, group internet-based course has no prerequisites or advance preparation. Final CPE award to be based on content, polling and length of participation. See CPE FAQ for more information.

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