John Castro

John Castro

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About

Professional Summary

As a consultant, John manages and delivers Location Optimization services. With over 20 years of experience, his capabilities deliver cost-saving solutions on a broad range of national and international corporate location and expansion initiatives including State and Local Business Incentives; Corporate Site Selection Strategies; Economic, Demographic and Market Information; Utility and Transportation Solutions and Macro Economic Development Strategies.  

John’s consulting experience includes various domestic community and State engagements as well as international real estate and industrial site marketing projects in Eastern Canada, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.  As a former Senior Manager of a global “Big 4” accounting firm, he has had the opportunity to provide a wide range of economic development consulting services including Strategic Asset Marketing Services, Targeted Industry Prospecting, Military Base Re-use and Platform Development, and various other Location Optimization engagements.  

John's recent and current Business Incentives client engagements include expansion and relocation projects consisting of Corporate Headquarters, Renewable Energy Component Manufacturing, Oil & Gas Equipment Manufacturing, Aircraft Manufacturing, Telecommunications Assembly, Back Office Operations, and Data Center Development.  Cost savings delivered to the various projects utilizing applicable State & Local business incentive programs have ranged from $500,000 up to several million dollars.

Recent Location Advisory client engagements include Opportunity Analyses for communities in Arkansas and Louisiana where the consulting team provided complete Real Estate, Sports and Recreational Usability as well as Highest & Best Use and Market Feasibility.

Accomplishments

Business Recruitment Director, Office of the Governor, State of Texas
Business Development Director, Office of the Governor, State of Texas, Department of Commerce
International Economic Development Council, Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD)

Education

Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University 
Graduate Certification, University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute

Memberships & Involvements

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC)
Texas Real Estate Salesperson License
Arkansas Real Estate Salesperson License

Services

Skills
Change Management, Consultancy Services, Data Centres, Demographic Mapping, Destination Consulting, Distribution Centres, Location Advisory and Incentives
Property Types
Healthcare-Medical, Hotel, Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily, Retail

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