Louisville hosts national site selectors for Area Development Forum

Area Development, a national site selection magazine, held its annual “Consultants Forum Workshop” at Louisville’s Omni Hotel in Downtown Louisville March 18-20. The conference brought in over 165 consultants, economic developers, and government officials from across the U.S. to build relationships and discuss best practices for business relocation and expansion. Participants included 18 leading real estate advisors and site selectors, who work directly with companies throughout expansion and relocation processes.

This is the second time the Consultants Forum Workshop has been hosted in Louisville, the first was in 2009 at 21c Museum Hotels. Greater Louisville Inc. and several regional and state partners worked with Area Development to bring the conference to Louisville and fill the agenda, which included welcome remarks from Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg and GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom.

“We have a collaborative culture that really welcomes input from business and community leaders, and you really don’t get that in every region that you visit,” Davasher-Wisdom said to Louisville Business First. “We also have a strong mayor who is working with our state legislature on a number of initiatives that will address some of our most pressing challenges and really offer opportunities to support economic growth.”

In addition to the Consultants Forum Workshop, GLI’s economic development team attends several national conferences each year to make connections with economic development decisionmakers and market Louisville outside of the region.

For more on the conference, check out Louisville Business First’s coverage.