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Secrets to site selection



Nucor. CMC Metals. The Clorox Company. What do each of these companies have in common, besides committing to significant investments and job creation in West Virginia? Long before the celebratory announcements were made, there was a competitive site selection process.

The competition among states for economic development projects is fierce. With a finite number of expansion and relocation projects happening each year, states and communities strive to demonstrate how they offer all the criteria companies need to be successful. The West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED) is no stranger to competing, and winning, large projects.

Site selectors play a unique role in this process. In simple terms, site selectors are expert advisors tasked with assessing the advantages and disadvantages of states and communities and recommending a location that presents the least amount of risk for the company.

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