Caldwell Elected to Serve as Officer on Global Site Selectors Board

March 30, 2017

Didi Caldwell, founding principal of Global Location Strategies (GLS), has been re-elected to a third consecutive term on the board of directors of the Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s foremost organization of location advisory consultants. She will serve as an officer in the capacity of treasurer, which has a one-year term. 

“Didi has been invaluable to the growth and development of the Site Selectors Guild and we are grateful to have her continued leadership to help further advance the organization,” said incoming SSG Chairman of the Board Mark Williams.

Membership to SSG is exclusive to the most elite professionals in the business and individuals must be nominated and approved by their industry peers. Caldwell has been a member since 2011. Her business partner, Woody Hydrick, was inducted into SSG last year, making Global Location Strategies one of just a handful of firms to have more than one member in the prestigious group. 

The mission of the Site Selectors Guild is to advance the profession of international corporate site selection by raising awareness of its value to corporations; sharing thought leadership and best practices; developing and nurturing relationships between SSG members, economic development organizations and corporate stakeholders; and contributing to policy discussion that affect location strategy. As the first and only group of its kind, the Site Selectors Guild brings together a dynamic network of site selectors from around the world, combining their talent and expertise to create an invaluable resource, unmatched in its quality, for both corporations seeking site selection assistance and economic development organizations. 

Caldwell’s site selection expertise is rooted in capital-intensive operations primarily in the pulp and paper, textiles, chemicals, metals, pharmaceuticals/biotech, and data center industries. She has personally managed projects totaling more than $35 billion in investment in 40 countries. She is a frequent speaker at economic development conferences throughout the United States where she provides guidance on how to help regions attract investments from major manufacturers and data center projects. Caldwell has a B.S. in Architecture from Clemson University and an International MBA from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. 

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