Episode 18 Hosts: Bruce TakefmanBruce TakefmanAmber HunterAmber Hunter Guest: Michelle ComerfordMichelle Comerford Project Director Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co.

Episode 18:

This week we are joined by Site Selector Superstar – Michelle Comerford!

We explore Michelle’s experience with the Austin Consulting group as Managing Director, and her current role as Project Director and Industrial & Supply Chain Practice Leader for Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co. (BLS & Co), which specializes in site selection, location economics, and incentives negotiation for corporate clients. In addition, Michelle shares her valuable insight on how economic developers should utilize data, her thoughts on the future of reshoring and nearshoring projects, and how Site Selector’s have adapted their work during the current pandemic.


About BLS & Co.

BLS & Co. creates value for clients through Location Economics. We help some of the world’s largest corporations identify the best locations, secure incentives, obtain development approvals and optimize energy strategies.

About Research FDI

Our experienced team of economic development and research consultants has generated leads and investment projects for more than 120 economic development organizations. We put our clients in front of corporate decision makers seeking to expand or relocate their organizations to a new geographic location. We’re focused on helping our clients create important business relationships that will serve to grow awareness of their region, promote its economic strengths and increase direct investment.

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