By Janet Ady, President/CEO Ady Voltedge


I had the pleasure of speaking to the Business Retention and Expansion International group last week in Memphis. I was the lone site selector/business recruitment type in a sea of BRE professionals. And boy, was it fun. Sometimes I think we can all learn the most when we're among groups where we stand out like a sore thumb.


While I spoke about what BRE professionals can learn about the site selection process, I thought it might be interesting to flip the question and provide you, business recruitment leaders, with what the BRE professionals have to add to the recruitment team. Here are three simple ideas; there are undoubtedly countless more. (read more)






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Looking for an expert speaker to engage, energize, and equip your EDO board, leadership, staff, or stakeholders with practical tips, anecdotes, and insights? Janet Ady is a recognized thought leader and public speaker on a wide variety of topics centered on site selection and economic development marketing strategy. Contact Janet at, call her at 608.663.9218, or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Ady Voltedge Services


Ady Voltedge serves two distinct but complementary audiences. We provide economic development organizations (EDOs) with strategy, positioning, branding and related marketing implementation services. We provide expanding and relocating companies with location strategy services, from workplace and workflow strategy through site selection, real estate and portfolio optimization, and project management.


Our client and service mix is intentional and benefits both our EDO clients and our corporate clients. Our work with corporate clients helps ensure that our recommendations to EDOs for retaining, expanding and attracting businesses are practical and effective. Our work with EDOs helps ensure that our knowledge of locational assets is current and in-depth.


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