FooteNotes The Economic Development blog of Foote Consulting Group, LLC

March 21, 2015

FCG Update…

Deane Foote presented the 2015 Economic Developer of the Year from the Site Selectors Guild to Patty Lundstrom, Executive Director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation. The award was for Patty’s role in the development of an inland port project which helped bring the Navajo Nation, the State of New Mexico, local government and private developers together in a project that will help create jobs for Navajo residents. The award was originally presented at the Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference in Puerto Rico in February.

Deane Foote, CEO of Foote Consulting Group, presents the 2015 Economic Developer of the Year from the Site Selectors Guild to Patty Lundstrom, Executive Director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation

Deane Foote, CEO of Foote Consulting Group, presents the 2015 Economic Developer of the Year from the Site Selectors Guild to Patty Lundstrom, Executive Director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation

October 27, 2014

FCG Presents at IEDC Fall Meeting

Deane delivers a talk at IEDC's Fall Meeting in Fort Worth, TX regarding "NAFTA - After 20 Years"

Deane delivers a talk at IEDC's Fall Meeting in Fort Worth, TX regarding, "NAFTA - After 20 Years"

September 3, 2014

New projects for FCG…

FCG has started some exciting new projects: 1) site selection for a new inland port project; 2) food industry targeting and marketing for CentrePort Canada, Inc. in Winnipeg; and 3) a certified sites analysis for the Tulare County (CA) Economic Development Corporation. Happy Travels! FCG Certified Site logo

May 31, 2014

FCG partners with TPMA in Scottsbluff, NE

To assist Scottsbluff, Nebraska officials in reviewing and bettering their economic development services, Foote Consulting Group has joined forces with Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA).

In the Scottsbluff Starherald.com, Scottsburg City Manager Rick Kuckkahn said, “We are taking it up a notch. The council, Twin Cities Development and most folks involved in economic development understand that we are doing a good job, but the competition has gotten keener when you look at other communities and the things they are doing. We want to bring ourselves into that top echelon of communities that are looked at by businesses.”

FCG and TPMA had their launch meeting earlier this month, meeting with city officials, as well as conducting face-to-face interviews with leaders and organizations from the community. Among those interviewed, were Scottsbluff Public Schools and Western Nebraska Community College. Findings were presented in a community forum.

Identifying target industries with growth potential and reviewing the city’s economic development approach and marketing plans are among the project goals. FCG and TPMA will share their successful Best Practices from comparable regions to help this process. The City of Scottsbluff will incorporate the final product into their comprehensive plan.

March 4, 2014

Fuyao will bring 800 jobs to former GM plant

We at FCG are excited to learn that Fuyao, a Chinese producer of auto parts, will be bringing manufacturing operations into the former General Motors plant in Moraine, OH. FCG, alongside Angelou Economics, assisted The City of Moraine with providing new options for the vast plant site, which was abandoned by GM in late 2008. The new operation expects to hire up to 800 workers, awesome news for the Southwestern Ohio area.

For the full news article, written by Thomas Gnau of the Dayton Daily News, please follow the link: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/business/800-jobs-coming-to-former-gm-plant/nch8k/

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