Jeff Forsythe has more than twenty years of experience in location consulting and economic development. As the President of Forsythe & Associates, Mr. Forsythe provides leading global companies with location advisory services at the highest standards of excellence, ethics, and professionalism.
Mr. Forsythe's experience predominantly includes location consulting throughout North America for manufacturing, distribution, and office projects. Responsibilities commonly include: feasibility studies, detailed site/infrastructure and community evaluations, labor market assessments, comparative financial analyses, risk assessments, and strategic real estate and incentives negotiations.
He has managed projects for Asian, Australian, European, and North American clients that have resulted in more than $2.6 billion in capital investment, 13,000 full-time jobs, and 15 million square feet being developed. Mr. Forsythe has secured more than $1 billion in realizable incentives support for his clients.
He has assisted companies in a variety of industries including: advanced materials, aerospace, automotive, batteries, chemicals, consumer products, forest products, logistics/distribution, machinery manufacturing, metal fabrication, plastics, renewable energy, textiles, and many more.
Prior to founding Forsythe & Associates, Mr. Forsythe was a Principal with McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC) where he assisted clients with site selection and incentives negotiations for fifteen and a half years. His experience includes serving as the project manager on multiple competitive expansion projects for Aerojet Rocketdyne, a sulfate turpentine distillation plant for DRT America, an engineering center and an aircraft assembly project for Northrop Grumman, a carpet tile manufacturing facility for Shaw Industries, and multiple distribution center projects for Dollar General. Other notable project management experience includes: a carbon fiber production facility for SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (joint venture between SGL Group and BMW Group), Alstom Power's first United States wind turbine manufacturing operation, and PACCAR's first engine production facility in the United States.
Mr. Forsythe holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University. He is an advisory council member for the European American Investment Council, a graduate of the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute, and maintains a South Carolina real estate license.