April 29, 2010

Indian River County Announces Contract Renewal with Site Location Partnership


East Florida County Continues Aggressive Push for Job Creation and Investment

Vero Beach, FL, April 28, 2010 – The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce announced that it has renewed a contract for targeted industry business attraction services with Site Location Partnership, a Dallas-based corporate site selection and economic development consulting firm. Site Location Partnership will continue to support the county-wide organization with high-tech/high-touch strategies to drive job creation, new corporate investment and economic growth.

“As we look to expand our target markets, we realize that other economic development organizations nationwide are getting even more aggressive in their business recruitment efforts,” said Helene Caseltine, Director of Economic Development for Indian River County. “With limited staff and funding, we need to get the biggest bang for our buck. Site Location Partnership targets many of the same industries we do such as light manufacturing, aerospace, alternative energy and life sciences. The investment we’ve made with Site Location Partnership has definitely paid off in terms of developing stronger relationships with corporate site selectors.”

Site Location Partnership’s Economic Development Practice will provide targeted industry business attraction services, site selector appointment setting, website promotion, interactive marketing and trade show representation. “We are excited to continue our relationship with Indian River County and build upon our success,” said Justin Thompson, CEO of Site Location Partnership. “They are a progressive organization that has wisely shifted away from generic, shotgun approach marketing methods which lack the results they’re seeking. The Chamber has taken a momentous step forward by embracing a targeted approach to maximize their recruitment efforts and stay competitive. Indian River County offers a wide range of assets that support an ideal business climate for growing biomedical and high-tech industries.”

For information on Indian River County, visit http://www.indianriverchamber.com

For information on Site Location Partnership, visit http://www.sitelocationpartnership.com

About Indian River County Chamber of Commerce
With a quality of life unique even to Florida, Indian River County is where lifestyle and work style unite to create a highly productive and profitable environment. The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is a county-wide organization representing the business community by providing services, benefits, and leadership for positive growth. The Chamber serves all of Indian River County including Vero Beach, Sebastian, Indian River Shores, Fellsmere, Wabasso, and the Town of Orchid.

About Site Location Partnership
Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a dynamic, full-service consulting firm specializing in corporate site selection and business attraction for economic development. Site Location Partnership executives have completed investment projects valued at over $725 million which have accounted for the creation of more than 6,000 jobs. SLP offers two distinct units, one for each of its primary practices.

Site Location Partnership’s Corporate Location Practice provides advisory services to companies seeking optimal locations for new facilities or relocation operations. SLP's guidance and expertise lead to informed location decisions which reduce operating costs, maximize investment and generate lasting benefits.

Site Location Partnership’s Economic Development Practice assists various entities in attracting targeted industries to drive job creation, new corporate investment and economic growth. SLP’s aggressive, high-tech/high-touch approach integrates relationship marketing, leading-edge technology and other proven strategies.

Media Contact
Jenny Zeilfelder
Strategic Initiatives Specialist
Site Location Partnership
Phone: 972-874-7483

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