Webinar * Evolution of the RFI: Understanding the Site Selection Process & How it is Changing

globe with pinpointsTuesday, May 21
12:00 - 1:00 pm


The RFI process is changing, and even seasoned economic developers can gain useful knowledge from this webinar. David Hickey, Managing Director of Hickey, a global leader in site selection and and location strategy consulting, will share his insight, including:

  • What is site selection?
  • What is the role of a site selector?
  • What is expected from communities throughout the site selection and RFI process?
  • How has the RFI process evolved, and how to ESG and DEI factor in?



EDAM members: No charge, included with membership
Non-members: $20


About David Hickey

David Hickey is Global Managing Director of Hickey and Associates, a leader in location strategy, labor analytics, supply chain and logistics optimization, and government incentives advisory. David leads key client accounts and major initiatives for the firm around the world, including numerous projects across Minnesota. In recent years, David has led the firm’s robust expansion in the dynamic Asia Pacific region and navigated the growth strategy for EMEA.
Prior to being a senior leader of the firm, David managed legislative and regulatory affairs for an international organization representing business and agriculture cooperatives and served as a policy advisor for a member of the United States Senate. David is a frequent contributor in industry media and a featured speaker at business, real estate, and economic development events globally.
Hickey and Associates supports a wide-ranging, diverse array of clients from industries ranging from aerospace and defense, semiconductors, automotive, food and beverage, and FCMG businesses, among many others.  With nearly forty years in the industry, the firm helps clients navigate their global footprints and supply chains to determine the optimal locations for their business operations.
David resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, son, and always-excitable cocker spaniel, but is a proud native Minnesotan.  David also serves on the boards of several industry and philanthropic organizations, including the Michael P Hickey Foundation, a scholarship fund for aspiring economic development professionals.


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