Impacts of COVID on Site Selection – Are Cities Dead? Webinar
Recorded On: 11/04/2020
The current pandemic has already caused significant relocations of people and companies away from densely populated urban areas. Will this trend continue, or is COVID just accelerating what was already happening? Is this trend reversible? This session will review the results of a survey conducted of the world’s top corporate site-selectors to share their views on these trends, and how localities – urban, suburban and rural – can best position themselves in this ever-evolving economy.
Speaker: Chris Lloyd, Senior Vice President and Director, Infrastructure and Economic Development, McGuireWoods Consulting, Inc.
Senior Vice President and Director, Infrastructure and Economic Development, McGuireWoods Consulting, Inc.
- Chris Lloyd leads the McGuireWoods Consulting infrastructure and economic development team where he specializes in site selection and economic development incentives negotiations.
- Since 1998, Chris has worked on dozens of high profile, corporate expansions and relocations across the country.
- Chris has also worked closely with clients on numerous public-private partnership projects for transportation and other infrastructure, and played a leading role in the development and passage of Virginia's public-private partnership laws, which have since become model legislation for use in other states.
- Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Chris served for nearly five years in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Virginia Governors Allen and Wilder. In this position, he was responsible for legislative, budgetary, and regulatory coordination and development within that Secretariat which managed the state's economic development programs.