Speaking and By-Lined Articles

Mr. Schneider has authored numerous articles and white papers on the topics of corporate location strategy, site selection, foreign direct investment, placemaking as ED Strategy, and economic development. He regularly speaks on these topics at conferences and forums, is a member of expert panels and facilitates round tables. Media outlets also frequently interview him as a subject matter expert in these fields as well.  As part of his services, Phil offers the following:

  • Topical articles

  • Keynote addresses and presentations covering such topics as: corporate location strategy and site selection trends, foreign direct investment, workforce and talent issues, issues and factors driving successful economic development, economic development preparedness

  • Place-based economic development strategies


Speaking Topics and Past Engagements

 The Emerging Role of Placemaking in Economic Development (Texas Economic Development Council)

Arizona ED Placemaking The Emerging Role of Placemaking in Economic Development (Arizona Association for Economic Development)
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The Pillars of Successful Economic Development (APEX Companies)

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Site Selection: Process and Trends (7 Rivers Alliance; Tri-State Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa ED)

World Trade Talk

The Coming US Foreign Direct Investment Resurgence? (The World Trade 100 Logistics Development Forum) 


The Data Center Site Selection Process and Decision Drivers (Landsvirkjun Iceland Data Center Summit)

Melbourne Australia Economic Development

Renewable Energy Global Trends: Positioning Australia for the Future (Melbourne Australia Economic Development Forum)


The Village as the New Corporate Location Platform (IEDC Toronto 2017)


Location Incentives:  Issues and Trends (IEDC Toronto 2017)

Area Development

Can the US rediscover her manufacturing mojo? or How Sammy Got Her Groove Back (Area Development Annual Consultant’s Forum) 

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Corporate Location Strategy: Effectively using Information, Insights and Tools (Area Development Annual Consultant’s Forum) 


Solar Power- The Future Looks Bright (Area Development Annual Consultant’s Forum) 

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Economic Development Incentives (CoreNet Annual Global Summit)


Global Foreign Direct Investment: Can the US be Competitive Again? (CoreNet Annual Global Summit)

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New Approaches to Financing: Government Incentives and Other Financing Assistance for CleanTech Manufacturing (CleanTech Forum)


What Drives Local Economic Development? (Hoosier Energy Indiana Annual LEDO Economic Development Training Seminar)


Site Selection and Economic Development Drivers (Momentum West Annual Meeting)

Columbia Business School Talk

Global Opportunities: How Emerging Markets are Transcending Geographic Boundaries (Columbia Business School)

High Ground of Texas Talk

Driving Economic Development Success (The High Ground of Texas)

Team Texas talk

Emerging Workforce Challenges (Team Texas)


Current Issues and Trends in Corporate Site Selection (East Tennessee Economic Development Agency) 

FDI Forum Talk

The Coming Resurgence in Foreign Direct Investment to the US (The Foreign Direct Investment Forum)

NAIOP talk

Attracting Jobs: The Corporate Location Selection Process (NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association)

Iowa creative corridor talk

Trends in Corporate Site Selection (Priority One Technology Corridor, Iowa)

Expansion Management talk

Insight in to Location Trends (Expansion Management Roundtable in the Rockies)

Speaking Topics

Growing Global: Location Factors for Thriving in a World-Wide Market (CFO Rising)

Speaking Topics

Does Improved Quality of Life Matter In Corporate Location Strategy? Investing in Communities as Talent Centers (Cincinnati Real Estate Roundtable)

Ireland talk

Corporate FDI Decision Making Trends (Irish Development Authority)

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Landing the Project (Arizona Department of Commerce)

Speaking Topics

Lessons Learned: Locating Operations in New Global Markets (ODT Conference)

Milwaukee 7 talk

Corporate Location Strategy: Trends, Decision Drivers, and Milwaukee’s Standing (Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Organization)

Deloitte Tax Conference talk

Locating Operations in China and Eastern Europe:  How They Compete (Deloitte Tax Conference)

Deloitte Tax Conference talk

Going Global: Why the Time is Right for Private Companies to Expand (Deloitte Tax Conference)

Deloitte Tax Conference talk

State and Local Economic Development:  Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Businesses (Deloitte Tax Conference)

Deloitte Tax Conference talk

Alternative energy in the United States: Trends, challenges & opportunities (Deloitte IBRG)

Speaking Topics

What Drives Local Economic Development? (Numerous economic development conferences and seminars)

Authored Articles and Media Coverage

Expansion Solutions Magazine November 19, 2018--
The Value and Challenges of Certified and Shovel Ready Sites in the Site Selection Process--by Phil Schneider. Read Article.

Money Magazine November 8, 2018--Here's Why Amazon Should Split HQ2 Into Two Cities, According to Experts Read Article


Blog--Nov. 6, 2018--Why Amazon is Choosing Two--Or More--Locations--By Phil Schneider Read Article


Blog--Nov. 1, 2018--Trends Impacting Manufacturing Site Selection Strategy-Part 1: Rapidly Rising Nationalism and the Restriction of Global Manufacturing Trade Read Article


Blog--Oct. 21, 2018--Komatsu HQ Site Selection: Business As Usual? --By Phil Schneider Read Article


The CEO’s 10-Minute Guide to Site Selection--By Phil Schneider Read Article


Incentives Across Borders: Incentives and Their Impact on Foreign Investors in the U.S.--By Phil Schneider Read Article


THE SITE SELECTION CHECKLIST: Prepare Your Approach--By Phil Schneider Read Article


Workforce: The Location Factor Companies Must Get Right--By Phil Schneider Read Article


Area Develpment 2009 Corporate Survey Read Article


Phil Schneider in the News
Inside the Site Selectors Guild-Podcast Interview with Phil Schneider  (2017)
Site Selectors Guild Presents Economic Growth & Trend Predictions - Trade & Industry Development
5 Key Truths About Site Selection-Biz Tucson
U.S. innovation, feeling the pull from abroad-Washington Post
Need Skilled Workers? Tap the Global Training Gold Mine-Site Selection Magazine
Site Selectors Guild Presents Economic Growth & Trend Predictions-Trade & Industry Development
Reshoring and Skilled Workforce Go Hand in Hand-Manufacturing News
Site seeing: Location consultants eye Florida's incentives policy-Florida Trend
Momentum West eyes hurdles of economic growth-The Dunn County News
Solar’s Push to Reach the Mainstream-Deloitte Review
Area Development 2009 Corporate Survey Commentary by: Phil Schneider, Deloitte Consulting, GEO Practice Leader-Area Development
Is it Time for the U.S. to Invest in Solar Manufacturing?-Environmental Leader
Should solar manufacturers invest in the US?-The Energy Collective
Top consultants for companies looking to expand get a peek at Tucson-Arizona Daily Star
Data centers site selection-ASKJA Energy (Iceland)
Marana, Oro Valley could benefit from site selector conference-Tucson Local Media
Cincinnati lands ‘Super Bowl’ of site selection conferences-Cincinnati Business Courier
Site Selectors Guild selected Little Rock for its Fall Forum-Arkansas Money & Politics
Puerto Rico Welcomes the 4th Annual Site Selectors Guild Conference-PRIDCO
Site Selectors conference puts spotlight on Nashville-Tennessean 

Satisfied Clients

SMA Solar
Johnson & Johnson
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Xcel Energies
San Antonio Economic Development Corporation
AK Steel
Q Cells
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Baker McKenzie
The Gap
Miller Coors
Morgan Stanley
REC Group