Engaging Speeches with Real World Impact

We love what we do and are passionate about sharing our knowledge and expertise. Our team thrives on keeping up with the latest economic and investment trends and industry thought leaders to share actionable insights for your next conference or event program. We have compiled some of our most-requested topics with subjects that are top of mind in our industry right now—pick from one of these or request a custom presentation.

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Current GLS Speech Topics

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Outlook for Electric Power in the United States

Analyzing global economic outlooks and recent trends in corporate location decision-making, Didi Caldwell will cover the impact of the latest developments in the electric power sector on site selection and offer a glimpse into the future.

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Alternative Strategies for Meeting Electric Demand

The conventional methods of meeting electric demand for economic development projects are failing to meet the needs of industry supercharged by large projects and AI. Didi Caldwell explores alternative strategies to meet energy demands including merchant generation and new technologies including SMRs and hydrogen.

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How AI Could Disrupt Site Selection and Economic Development

The world is buzzing about how AI will revolutionize how we live and work. Didi Caldwell explores how AI is currently being utilized in the site selection process and its potential to impact location decision-making in the future.

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The Top Locations in the U.S. for Food Manufacturing in 2024

Take a deep dive into the explosive growth of the food manufacturing industry—including recent trends, insights, and the top places for food manufacturing today. As a bonus, your attendees will receive a promo code for a discount on our region-specific 2024 Food Manufacturing Insights Report.

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The Future of Metals Manufacturing in the U.S.

As the U.S. continues to see significant spending in construction, automotive, and energy industries, the primary metals sector is poised for ongoing increased demand, particularly in subsectors including steel, aluminum, copper, and lithium. Our team will share the trends impacting the industry and the factors driving location decisions, as well as the communities that are best positioned to capture new investments. Attendees will receive a promo code for a discount on our region-specific 2024 Metals Manufacturing Insights Report.

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Site Selection Behind the Scenes – And How Your Community Stacks Up

Curious about the parts of the site selection process that you don’t see? Our consultants can share a glimpse from our side and provide a real-world perspective on how your community compares to your competitors.

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Site Selection Tips for Economic Developers – From Former Economic Developers

Several GLS consultants began their careers in economic development—giving them a unique perspective on the site selection process and the dos and don’ts that can make or break a deal. This presentation will give your attendees actionable suggestions to improve their performance from site readiness through RFI to final deal negotiation.

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“From the moment Didi took the stage, our audience was engaged and laughing. Didi has a way of using comparisons for the community to understand more about economic development. Our guests sent raving messages expressing how impressed they were and how Didi put things into perspective for them. I highly recommend anyone looking for a professional, spirited, and knowledgeable keynote speaker to contact Didi. I know we will again!”

– Sandy Davis, President + CEO

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