Meet A Few Of Our Clients

Whether we’re helping communities attract investment or helping companies select a site, we remain steadfast in our mission: to forge long-term relationships that produce sustainable economic prosperity for our clients.

A few of our recent clients and projects are featured below. Please feel free to contact them for a firsthand account of how we work. 

“Your involvement has contributed to a much stronger and effective organization. We would highly recommend your firm to any other economic development organization.”
– Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development

“The [strategic economic development] plan presented the county a new strategy to achieve economic development and a road map for the county’s future.”
– Laurens County Development Corporation

Economic Development Planning

Recent Projects

Martin County, FL, business developement

Martin County, FL, wanted to know their position relative to competitors for select target industries. By understanding competitive advantages and disadvantages, the economic development organization is now able to build strategies around core strengths and to address weaknesses. The analysis included three communities in Florida, and communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Massachusetts and compared economic data, workforce, product, taxes, training, incentives, and many other factors in site selection.

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With sponsorship from ElectriCities of N.C., Inc., Sanford Holshouser has conducted strategic planning for more than 30 cities in 2003-2009. Strategic planning projects have been followed by site identification and assessment, site certification, existing business retention and expansion efforts, building reuse feasibility studies, and many other projects that leverage local dollars with county, regional, and state programs. The ElectriCities statewide strategic planning program has been so successful that it has been expanded twice.

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Choose Chester County, SC

Sanford Holshouser developed a strategic action plan for Chester County, SC, Economic Development in partnership with Applied Marketing Sciences who analyzed target industry sectors. The planning project focused Chester County economic development efforts on targeted marketing, product development, business retention and expansion, and internal marketing.

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Click on these Selected Clients for a Project Description

City of Danville, VA
Greenwood County, SC
Triangle North, NC
Laurens County, SC
Montgomery County EDC, NC
North Carolina Motorsports Association
Rockingham County Partnership for Economic & Tourism Development, NC
Salisbury-Rowan EDC, NC
Town of Cary, NC
Town of Morven, NC
Town of Nashville, NC
Town of Smithfield, VA
NC Seafood Industrial Park Authority/ Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, NC
Wayne County Development Alliance, NC
Yancey County EDC, NC
York County, SC

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Site Selection

Recent Projects

Loparex, LLC

In 2009, Sanford Holshouser assisted Loparex, LLC with relocating its corporate headquarters and expanding an existing manufacturing facility. Loparex, LLC, a Netherlands firm, is a leading, global manufacturer of polycoated and silicone-coated papers and films, used in a wide variety of pressure sensitive adhesive applications. Sanford Holshouser assisted with site search, analysis, labor force studies, and incentive negotiations.

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Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceutical company that engaged Sanford Holshouser Senior Managing Partner Ernie Pearson, through Nexsen Pruet law firm, to assist with site selection, site evaluation, and incentive negotiations.

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Click on these Selected Clients for a Project Description

3C Alliance LLP – Battery manufacturer (Japanese/German/US joint venture)
Citterio USA, Inc. – Specialty meat processing and packaging (Italian)
Cott Beverages USA, Inc. – Beverage bottler (Canadian)
Hickory-White Furniture Company – Furniture manufacturer
Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation – Distribution of hardware for furniture manufacturers
Corrugated Container Corporation - Corrugated container manufacturer
Dudson USA, Inc. – Distribution of institutional china (England)
Intercord Technische Faden, GmbH – Industrial/tire cord manufacturers (Germany/Turkey joint venture)
Logic Marine Corporation – Boat manufacturer (Indonesia)
Loparex LLC - Corporate HQ and R&D relocation and manufacturing expansion (The Netherlands)
Magma Entertainment Corp – Animal bedding manufacturer
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. – Production facility
Texel, Inc. – Non woven fabrics manufacture (Canada)

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Public Policy Formation

Recent Projects

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Sanford Holshouser was engaged by the NC Rural Economic Development Center to analyze public policy changes to retain and grow the equine industry. In partnership with East Carolina, Western Carolina, and NC State Universities, Sanford Holshouser  presented the NC Equine Industry Study in May 2009. The study identified changes to tax policy, public lands regulations, state agency programs, and training programs needed to further the industry which spans all communities in North Carolina.

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Sanford Holshouser analyzed North Carolina’s motorsports industry in the 2005 statewide study. UNC Charlotte Urban Institute conducted an economic impact analysis that determined the industry has more than a $5 billion impact on the state’s economy. Sanford Holshouser formulated public policy recommendations to recruit, retain, and expand the motorsports cluster. Key initiatives have been taken up and implemented by NC Motorsports Association.

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