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Richard Greene has consulted with corporations and economic development agencies for 20 years and is known for creative and innovative solutions. As a senior manager with Ernst & Young, he defined expansion strategy and workforce assessments for companies entering new markets in the Americas, Asia and Europe. For companies seeking to reduce operational costs, his work has brought additional value in re‐engineering and consolidation. For communities reinventing themselves in the face of economic change, he has demonstrated how industry needs can be met through workforce capabilities, real estate strategies and regional competitive advantages.

Mr. Greene has worked in numerous industries including airlines, financial services, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, semiconductors, telecommunications and white goods and with a variety of corporate activities including call centers, data centers, distribution centers, headquarters, manufacturing plants and shared service centers. In the renewable industry, Mr. Greene led teams siting new facilities and secured funding for the development of new products and projects. Advising on economic and workforce development, business attraction and market positioning, he has consulted with governments worldwide.

Selected corporate clients include:

  • Analog Devices – Semiconductor testing and manufacturing expansions in North America, Europe and Asia;

  • Aventis Behring – New location study for U.S. pharmaceutical processing facility;

  • Carta Mundi NV – U.S. market entry and location selection project for high quality printing company;

  • Cenergie Corporation – North American, European and Asia manufacturing and headquarters expansions for renewable energy developer;

  • Dun & Bradstreet – European Data Center Consolidation;

  • Global One – Global Re-engineering and Shared Services Consolidation; and

  • Shell Oil – Global Shared Service Center location study.

Selected government clients include:

  • Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone (Pittsburgh, PA) – Location Assessment and Green Cluster Strategy;

  • Brownfield Rail Corridor Revitalization Plan – Roanoke, VA;

  • City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada – North American City Benchmarking Study;

  • Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency – Lost Projects Analysis;

  • State of Arkansas – Industry Targeting Study; and

  • Take Me To The River – West Harlem, New York City, Cultural Study.

With Ernst &Young, Mr. Greene served as an expatriate in Europe for three years.He has delivered speeches in North America, Europe and Asia and is the published author of many articles including “Transit‐oriented Development as Economic Stimulus” and “States Use Incentives to Attract Renewable Energy Business,” both for Area Development magazine. He has a B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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