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Jeff Forsythe Jeff Forsythe
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Jeff Forsythe has more than eighteen years of experience in location consulting and economic development. As a principal with McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC), Mr. Forsythe’s experience predominantly includes location consulting throughout North America for manufacturing, distribution, and office projects. His primary responsibilities have included performing detailed site/infrastructure and community evaluations, labor market assessments, comparative financial analyses, and strategic real estate and incentives negotiations. He has managed projects that have resulted in more than $2.3 billion in capital investment, 12,000 full-time jobs, and 13 million square feet being developed.

Mr. Forsythe has assisted companies in a variety of industries including: advanced materials, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, forest products, machinery manufacturing, metal fabrication, plastics, renewable energy, textile products, and many more. Some of Mr. Forsythe’s recent location consulting 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 manufacturing project for Northrop Grumman, a carpet tile manufacturing facility for Shaw Industries, a hardwood flooring manufacturing facility for Shaw Industries, a battery manufacturing facility for Aquion Energy, and multiple distribution center projects for Dollar General. Other notable project management experience includes: a joint venture carbon fiber manufacturing facility for 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’s latest economic development consulting experience consists of a site evaluation program for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to determine the feasibility of speculative industrial park developments. He also conducted an incentives comparison and financial analysis for Chattanooga, Tennessee, and assisted with the Tennessee Valley Authority “mega” site identification and certification program.

Prior to joining MSC, Mr. Forsythe was employed as a consultant with Fluor. During his time with Fluor, Mr. Forsythe was engaged in economic development and site location consulting. Noteworthy project management experience included executing tax and incentives analyses for the states of Arkansas and Mississippi, and formulating a local economic development strategic plan for the Arkansas Valley Alliance. In addition, Mr. Forsythe participated in a nine-country competitiveness analysis and site identification for a biopharmaceutical client.

Mr. Forsythe joined Fluor after serving as project manager for the Cabarrus Economic Development Commission in Concord, North Carolina, where his primary role was to aid national and international firms considering Cabarrus County for new or expanding operations. Responsibilities varied from identifying and proposing available sites and buildings to incentives negotiations. Additional tasks included performing research to track the economic prosperity of the county, developing marketing materials to aid prospects considering the county, and conducting targeted marketing missions.

Mr. Forsythe holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and maintains a South Carolina real estate license.