Brandon TalbertAs a location consultant for Austin Consulting, Brandon Talbert has performed site location studies for a diverse clientele. Specific areas of expertise include food processing plants, industrial manufacturing, warehouses and distribution centers. Brandon’s work on location studies has included supply chain studies, labor market analysis, favorable area analysis, metropolitan area site searches, community assessment and site and building evaluation. Brandon is also experienced in site evaluation for “shovel ready” certification as Austin performs this service for state, regional and local economic development organizations across the country. Most recently, Brandon has played a key role in the development and launch of the Select Tennessee statewide industrial site certification program.

Prior to joining The Austin Company, Brandon served as business recruitment director for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, a regional economic development marketing organization in Fort Wayne. Brandon began his economic development career in Tennessee, where he was responsible for the marketing and business development activities for the Tri-Cities Economic Development Alliance in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

Brandon is passionate about traveling, running and sports. Brandon is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council. He has been recognized by the Business Journal of Tri Cities, TN/VA, 40 Under Forty; Milligan College Most Outstanding Business Student and by the Wall Street Journal for the Award of Business Excellence.

Brandon received Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration and computer information systems from Milligan College in east Tennessee.