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About DSG Advisors

DSG Advisors is a consulting platform that harnesses expertise in corporate location selection and economic development best practices.

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With more than 35 years experience in corporate consulting, founder Don Schjeldahl is a leading expert in corporate location strategy and community/property selection for manufacturing and specialized industrial facilities. Don is a founding member of the Site Selectors Guild.

A leading corporate location strategist for manufacturing, food processing, distribution, clean energy, and a host of other industries.


Don spent 27 years with The Austin Company of Cleveland, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kajima Construction Company. At Austin, Mr. Schjeldahl performed or directed more than 300 location strategy assignments for manufacturing plants, distribution centers, aviation facilities, research and development centers, newspaper plants, broadcast studios and data centers. Mr. Schjeldahl worked on behalf of Austin clients in urban centers and rural areas throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom and Europe.

Mr. Schjeldahl left The Austin Company as Vice President of New Energy Markets, where he led company efforts to develop markets around the new energy economy, including the manufacturing and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems.

Mr. Schjeldahl has served aerospace companies, financial institutions, machinery manufacturers, food processors, beverage producers including fermentation processors, pharmaceutical firms, consumer products, commercial airlines, major daily newspapers, solar and wind manufacturing companies, and television broadcasters.

Mr. Schjeldahl left Austin to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in North Carolina and help manage development of their $200+ million state-of-the-art brewery. In August 2014 Mr. Schjeldahl concluded his assignment with Sierra Nevada and started the DSG Advisors consulting service.

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