Jenna Keller joined Site Selection Group as an Associate in August 2017. There, she works closely with the Industrial and Economic Development Consulting team, as well as senior management, to proivde clients with labor analytics and community insights. She leverages sophisticated analyses, research techniques, industry and market knowledge, as well as qualitative and quantitative data.
In her role in industrial site selection, she collects all the pieces of information necessary to a client’s site selection decision. This includes estimating tax rates and utlility costs, deriving realistic labor sheds, assessing the real estate and economic incentive environment, and quantifying the accessible workforce for a community. She communicates with economic developers across the county to collect primary data and assist her real estate colleagues in conducting nation-wide tours, as well as conducting in-depth interviews with major employers and staffing agencies to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a workforce.
Jenna is also heavily involved in Site Selection Group’s economic development consulting practice. She leverages her site selection experience to view a community through the corporate lens and assist local stakeholders in retaining and attracting businesses, thus improving the community’s economy and overall quality of life. She travels to communities to collect real-time data, as well as conducting an extensive survey of the local workforce. As a result, communities are able to leverage this data to form strategic iniatives, marketing plans, and develop target industries.
- Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Texas at Austin, With High Honors
- Minor: History