Beth H. Land is Vice President within the Industrial and Economic Development Division of Site Selection Group. She has established a southeastern presence for SSG in Greenville, South Carolina, and manages corporate site selection projects. Based on her past experience in helping companies choose where to locate, she also offers economic development services to communities, focusing on site readiness assessment and development.
Ms. Land’s professional experience includes over three years at McCallum Sweeney Consulting as a Senior Consultant, working with clients such as Dollar General and Aerojet Rocketdyne. She also managed the Duke Energy Site Readiness Program, South Carolina Department of Commerce Site Certification Program, and Tennessee Valley Authority Mega Site Certification Program.
Prior to working at McCallum Sweeney, Ms. Land spent over three years as a project manager for York County Economic Development working to recruit new business investment to York County. During her time there, Ms. Land was responsible for bringing more than $655 million in capital investment and more than 8,000 new jobs to the County. Notable companies she recruited from 2011 to 2014 included LPL Financial (headquarters), Lash Group (headquarters), Exel (distribution), Shutterfly (manufacturing), UC Synergetic (headquarters), Ross (distribution), and Britax Childcare Safety, Inc. (manufacturing). In addition to business recruitment, Ms. Land worked with local stakeholders and utility providers to develop new property for industrial development and a rolling speculative building program. Ms. Land was instrumental in the formation of the South Carolina I-77 Alliance.
Ms. Land also adds a unique perspective to the site selection process with past experience in the aerospace manufacturing industry. Before joining York County, Beth was the Project Manager at Avenger Aircraft and Services. Her primary responsibilities included managing machine operations and manufacturing projects, and ensuring that all products were compliant with FAA regulations and customer specifications. Additionally, Ms. Land oversaw the implementation of ISO 9001 and AS9100C certifications. Later, as Director of Sales, she was responsible for all domestic and international marketing efforts, working with customers such as Lufthansa Technik on the Lockheed Super Constellation restoration project.
Professional Involvement and Awards
- Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and Member, International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
- Member, South Carolina Economic Developers Association
- Tiger Ties Mentor, Clemson University
- Draexlmaier Automotive German Studies Award – chosen for dedicated inquiry in German studies
- Bachelor of Arts, Communications Studies with a Minor in German, Clemson University, Phi Beta Kappa, 2009
- Masters of Business Administration, Wake Forest University, 2011