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Didi Caldwell

Global Location Strategies


Didi Caldwell
Didi Caldwell, president and co-founder of Global Location Strategies, is one of the world’s most authoritative site selection and incentive negotiations experts specializing in capital-, labor- and resource-intensive industrial projects. Since 1998, Didi has personally conducted location advisory services in more than 30 countries for both domestic capital investment and foreign direct investment projects in excess of $40 billion. Didi earned an International MBA from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business and graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with a B.A. in Architecture.

Article | January 5, 2021
COVID-19 Has Upended the Traditional Company-Worker Location Dynamic   

By: Didi Caldwell

Since the end of WWII, the world’s manufacturers have pursued the lowest cost of production with little regard to tariffs, trade policy and...more >>


Article | July 14, 2015
Alternative Energy: A Snapshot   

By: Didi Caldwell,John Longshore

Biofuels! Solar! Clean energy! Are these alternative energy initiatives panning out? The economic development world can safely be excited.


Article | September 16, 2013
Upcycling Power Plants: Innovative Uses for Obsolete Assets   

By: Didi Caldwell,Dr. Paul Smokler

Learn how aging power plants are turning into a product well-suited for renewal, revitalization and new investment.


Article | February 29, 2012
A Long & Winding Road… Capital for Growth & Expansion Returns   

By: Didi Caldwell

In 1970 when Paul McCartney penned the lyrics for “The Long and Winding Road” for The Beatles hit album Let It Be, little did he know that it...more >>


Article | January 9, 2012
“In 2012, I Resolve To…”   

By: Didi Caldwell,John F. Sisson

As we embark on a new year, organizations around the world are looking to reduce facility costs, mitigate competitive pressures, achieve efficiency...more >>


Article | March 9, 2011
Is Footprint Optimization Right For You?   

By: Didi Caldwell,John F. Sisson

From bankers to bureaucrats, energy execs to manufacturers, the term “Footprint Optimization” is being uttered with increasing frequency in...more >>


Article | April 30, 2009
The Bright Future of Alternative Fuel Technology   

By: Didi Caldwell,John F. Sisson

In December of 2002, the national average price of regular unleaded gasoline was just over $1.00 per gallon. Reducing our dependence on foreign oil...more >>


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