For economic developers. For location consultants. For communities. For the future.
Although the business of economic development professionals and site consultants is intertwined much like a super-highway system, the two parties oftentimes find themselves on opposite sides of the road. Consultant Connect bridges the gap between leading economic developers and location consultants, providing a platform to gain transparent feedback, invaluable insight and lasting business relationships.
Consultant Connect has served more than 230 national and international clients since 2013. The concept grew out of the need seen first-hand, by its founder, Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Southwest Michigan First, how economic developers and site selectors can find themselves on opposite sides of the road and how money can be easily spent without results. With its roots in local economic development, this team knows what works – and what doesn’t. Through exclusive, educational networking events and services, Consultant Connect not only gives economic developers an inside look into the world of site selection – it gives them the applicable intelligence necessary to propel their communities forward.