400 site selection consultants, economic development professionals due here later this month

The world’s top site selection consultants will hold their biggest annual gathering in Nashville this month, providing local economic development officials with an opportunity to showcase the city.

About 400 attendees are expected for the annual conference of the Site Selectors Guild, which is coming to Nashville for the first time ever.

They will include 40 members of the group who help companies locate new facilities plus more than 350 economic development professionals from around the world. The annual conference will be held Feb. 24-26 at downtown’s Omni Nashville Hotel.

“In a competitive market, it’s just that much more important to have a relationship with those site consultants so the Nashville region is at the forefront of their minds,” said Courtney Ross, chief economic development officer with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

“The impact is not only what happens in February, but what happens as a result. … Ultimately, this leads to more projects and more companies