Susan T. Liberty

VP, Infrastructure & Economic Development
McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

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Member, CoreNet Global (Corporate Real Estate Executives Network) Education Committee, Mid-Atlantic Chapter 

Board of Directors, The Angels Network

Virginia Board of Trustees, Childhelp USA 

Member, International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Member, Public Policy Committee, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

Member, Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) 

Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI) 

Co-Chair, Legislative Affairs/Economic Development Committee, Arlington County Chamber of Commerce

Susan joined McGuireWoods Consulting’s Infrastructure and Economic Development team in 2000. She has extensive economic development and legislative experience. She specializes in advising national and international corporations with their relocation decisions, site selection and incentive negotiations throughout the United States. Her client list encompasses numerous business sectors with a wide-range of requirements including corporate headquarters relocations, manufacturing, food industry distribution, aerospace, government contracting and international shipping.

Additionally, Susan represents clients’ interest on a wide range of issues with state and local officials. She has been an integral part of the McGuireWoods Consulting team that played a leading role in the development and passage of Virginia’s current legal structure for public-private partnerships and innovative financing. Susan advises clients on project identification and proposal preparation using the Public-Private method for procurement for state and local governments. She has advised client’s that have built hospitals; higher education facilities; parking decks; public education facilities and Rehabilitation of Utility and Wastewater Infrastructure. She also represents clients using her relationships with state and local officials to bring about a successful outcome on land use and zoning issues in Virginia.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, she was the director of policy and business development at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority where she assisted major corporations with their relocation and business expansion requirements. In addition to concentrating on local business retention, she led the business expansion team that successfully marketed Fairfax County in Silicon Valley. Susan also provided the full range of relocation and business expansion services to international companies. Previously, she was the chief of staff for Thomas M. Davis, II, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

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CoreNet Global recipient of the 2016 award of Excellence for Service Provider Leadership

Speaker, Mining Virginia’s Capital Construction Project Process For Business, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC Seminar, January 8, 2016
Speaker, "Trends in Site Selection and Economic Development Incentives," National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition
Speaker, "Site Selection, A Case Study," Business Facilities LiveXchange
Speaker, "The Anatomy of Site Selection," Expansion Management Magazine Roundtable
Speaker, "The New Real Estate Market Alignments," Eastern Regional Symposium (CoreNet Global)
Speaker, "Challenges in the New Economy," International Economic Development Council Annual Conference
Speaker, "Elements of the Site Selection Process," International Economic Development Council
Speaker, "The Political Aspect of State and Local Incentives," Roundtable in the High Desert
Speaker, Executive Network Conference on Regional Economic Development Outlook Washington Board of Trade
Speaker, Graduate Program in Urban & Regional Planning Local Economic Development Program, Virginia Tech – Arlington Campus