As I've written numerous times, economic development comes in three basic forms: retention/expansion, attraction and entrepreneurial development. Today I will focus specifically on business attraction and the site consultant process. Many corporations hire what are referred to as "site consultants" or "site selectors" to assist them in finding a location for their business to expand, relocate or start up. A site consultant understands their client's needs, and searches their network for options that meet or exceed those client expectations. We want site consultants to know Marquette County and the Lake Superior Community Partnership, and building relationships with them is very important to our economic development strategy.