Chris Schwinden is a senior vice president of Site Selection Group, where he leads workforce, logistics, and related analyses for the company's industrial site selection and economic development consulting projects.
Chris's extensive background providing advanced analytics in the economic development industry provides Site Selection Group clients invaluable perspective as he evaluates critical location drivers such as workforce characteristics, business environment, transportation and logistics, economic incentives climate, and real estate conditions. Chris has been a key part of site selection engagements with global companies like Adidas, Boom Aerospace, BRP, Cacique, Duke Realty, Golden State Foods, and many others. He’s also led comprehensive labor studies for a number of local, regional, and state-level economic development agencies, along with leading workforce and target industry analyses for the team’s site readiness engagements.
Prior to joining Site Selection Group, Chris was a senior research analyst at the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. While there, he completed numerous labor market and cost analyses, and built robust competitiveness models to identify specific industry clusters and firms for recruitment to the state. He also worked at the North Carolina Department of Commerce, where he produced economic and fiscal impact analyses for the state's major incentive programs.