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Cowlitz Economic Development Council Selects Site Location Partnership to Market Cowlitz County and Recruit New Business

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site location partnershipLongview, WA (July 21, 2011) – Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in corporate site selection and location strategy, announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide targeted marketing services to the Cowlitz Economic Development Council (CEDC). Under the terms of the agreement, SLP’s Economic Development Practice will develop and implement innovative strategies to facilitate the recruitment of new business to Cowlitz County, Washington.

“We are pleased to be working with Site Location Partnership on our economic development initiatives,” said CEDC President Ted Sprague. “We believe SLP’s aggressive marketing approach and strategic relationships will further assist our efforts to reach regional or national corporations that may wish to take advantage of the many benefits available here in Cowlitz County.”

“With competition constantly increasing between communities for business recruitment and job creation, the importance of promoting Cowlitz County can not be overstated,” said Mark Darce, senior vice president of development at Site Location Partnership. “The region is strategically situated between Portland and Seattle, creating convenient access to major transportation corridors, among other competitive advantages. By establishing a strong marketing presence, we will effectively position Cowlitz County as a prime location for business expansion or relocation.”

About The Cowlitz Economic Development Council
The Cowlitz Economic Development Council (CEDC) continually supports business expansion and retention through strategic alliances and strong community support. Serving Cowlitz County since 1979, CEDC is a proactive, results-oriented public/private partnership working with over 260 associates to assist businesses to relocate or expand in Cowlitz County. CEDC promotes job creation and investment while maintaining the county's exceptional environment and high quality of life.

About Site Location Partnership

Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a multi-disciplined advisory firm that enables the growth of businesses, communities and economies through its two primary consulting areas - corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Corporate Location Practice helps companies from industrial and commercial sectors select the optimal location for expansion, relocation or consolidation of business facilities. SLP’s Economic Development Practice assists various organizations in implementing business attraction strategies for new corporate investment, job creation and economic growth.

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Jenny Zeilfelder
Strategic Initiatives Specialist
Site Location Partnership
Phone: 972-874-7483

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