(ROME, NY – August 21, 2018) Last week in Chicago, IL a representative from Mohawk Valley EDGE (EDGE) and other Upstate New York partners participated in their second Consultants Connection Summit of the year. Consultant Connect bridges the gap between leading economic developers and location consultants, providing a platform to gain valuable feedback, helpful insight and lasting business relationships.

Over the course of two days, EDGE connected individually with 17 regional location consultants, keeping a one-on-one ratio on both days. Meeting directly with site selection consultants in this intimate format allowed EDGE to discuss workforce development, location strategy, and industry diversification as it relates to the Mohawk Valley region specifically. The event focused on how to take advantage of the current site selection landscape in the midst of ever changing geo-political relations and how international tariffs are impacting company site selection decisions.
“This effort by Mohawk Valley EDGE truly demonstrates the organization’s breadth of services for the entire Mohawk Valley and allows the staff to keep up with shifting trends, form relationships, and refine our assets,” said EDGE Board Chair David Manzelmann. “Participating in these smaller more individualized events proves EDGE’s commitment to not just attracting large-scale nanotechnology companies, but showcasing our region to all industries.”

Through exclusive, educational networking events and services, Consultant Connect not only gives economic developers an inside look into the world of site selection – it gives them the applicable intelligence necessary to propel their communities forward. EDGE utilized National Grid Marketing Program grants to attend both Consultants Connect Summits this year.

About EDGE:
Mohawk Valley EDGE is a private, not-for-profit, regional economic development corporation serving Oneida and Herkimer Counties. EDGE is an integral part of the long-term effort by the public and private sectors to strengthen opportunities for existing businesses and open the door for new businesses and industries to locate, grow and invest in the region. Find us on Facebook or visit for more information.
CONTACT: Mohawk Valley EDGE; Jennifer Waters; 315-338-0393

About National Grid:
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company that supplies the energy for more than 20 million people through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.
National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Read more about the innovative projects happening across our footprint in The Democratization of Energy, an eBook written by National Grid’s US president, Dean Seavers.
For more information please visit our website. You can also follow us on Twitter, watch us on YouTube, friend us on Facebook, find our photos on Instagram.

About Consultant Connect:
For more information, please visit or call 269-207-4982