Dianne Jones serves as a Managing Director under the Business Location and Economic Incentives practice in the Carolinas. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she specializes in assisting clients with full-service site selection and incentives negotiations across the Southeast.
Dianne is responsible for the oversight of site selection and incentives negotiations services to both privately held and publicly traded companies. Her expertise in the site selection industry over the last 10 years has allowed her to assist in several industrial expansions, national site selection projects and corporate relocation projects ranging in size from $3 million to over $1 billion in multiple states. These projects resulted in the securing of hundreds of millions of dollars of incentives for her clients. In addition to the negotiations of incentives, she has a heavy focus on operational analysis and labor analytics in the location decision making process. Her continued focus on site selection and incentives negotiations allows her to maintain valuable relationships across the economic development landscape which translate to better outcomes for her clients.
Prior to her career in site selection, Dianne worked as a Senior Paralegal at The Hutchens Law Firm, with a focus in creditor rights and real estate. Dianne received a B.A. in Business Administration from Methodist University.
Dianne is a Charlotte native and an active member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and serves on their student outreach committee. She also sits on the board of directors for Legal Studies at her alma mater, Methodist University, as well as the board of directors at East Mecklenburg High School where she graduated. In 2020, Dianne won the Member-to-Member Impact award from CREW on both the local and national level. The Mecklenburg Times named Dianne as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in 2021. In that same year, Dianne was a speaker at the SelectUSA Investment Summit on the topic of Site Selection. She has also been a speaker for NAIOP, GACC South, NCEDA, Area Development, IPT and several local EDOs across the United States.