An Inside Look: Feat. Carter Wood of Ernst & Young

Carter Wood HeadshotCarter Wood is a senior manager for Location Investment Services Group at Ernst & Young. Carter works directly with southeastern clients on expansions and relocations to identify sites and secure discretionary incentive programs to off-set initial startup costs. Carter acts as the relationship manager with key client accounts and serves as the firm’s designated subject matter expert and market leader for site selection and incentives negotiations in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. Carter negotiates incentive packages for relocation and expansion projects and is responsible for managing engagement and compliance teams throughout a project’s life cycle.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Carter worked with Georgia Department of Economic Development as a statewide project manager. While there, Carter was responsible for recruiting businesses to the State of Georgia with a focus on advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense companies. Carter has recommended statutory incentive programs and discretionary grants to companies on behalf of the State of Georgia as well as provided industrial sites selection services to prospective companies considering Georgia as a place for expansion and relocation.

Carter represents the firm at professional events including giving presentations, speeches and serving on panels discussing market trends and Ernst & Young’s service capabilities. Carter is also a Climate and Sustainability Leader for the southeast area for the firm and maintains a large network of state, local and private contacts to develop projects leads and obtain market insight.

Carter received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Georgia.