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Swenson Named Among Top 50 Economic Developers in North America

Fort Mill, South Carolina – Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, recently announced David Swenson as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers of 2015. 

“The list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers was developed as a way to acknowledge the work of these 50 economic development leaders and elevate the conversation around best practices in the industry,” said Ron Kitchens, managing partner of Consultant Connect.

The announcement was delivered in a press release from the agency last Friday listing the recipients and explaining the selection process. Economic developers from across North America were chosen based on nominations by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community. Some of the selection factors included excellent practices, innovation and success in building the communities they serve.

As a part of the honor, Swenson, along with the other industry leaders will be interviewed to share insights gained from their experiences in the field of economic development. They will also have a chance to share what makes their communities unique as well as convey their perspectives on the most important industry and leadership trends of the future.

The information shared will be featured on an upcoming podcast, From The Ground Up: North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers.

“Each leader named is absolutely deserving of this recognition for the work they do every day to build their communities. The insights they share on the podcast are invaluable and worth every minute of your time to listen in,” added Kitchens.

For more information about North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers or to subscribe to the weekly podcast, visit The podcast series is also available via iTunes by searching, From The Ground Up: North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers.

About Consultant Connect

Consultant Connect is designed to bridge the gap between leading economic developers and location consultants through exclusive networking events and educational services. Consultant Connect not only gives economic developers an inside look into the world of site selection – it gives them the applicable information necessary to propel their communities forward. For more information, please visit or call 269.290.3546.

About York County Economic Development

York County Economic Development is the primary organization responsible for retaining and growing business and industry in York County. Our mission is to serve the people of York County by helping to create and support a business friendly environment that welcomes new corporations and serves as a resource to help existing companies grow and succeed.

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