James Blair

Inhaber, Owner & Managing Consultant, Navigator Consulting

Atlanta, United States of America


Site Selection
Economic Development
Communications; business development


Professional experience for James Blair

  • Current 9 years and 2 months, since Aug 2014

    Owner & Managing Consultant

    Navigator Consulting

    Experienced site selection consultant working with small team to assist European companies focus on their US production project requirements, better understand the North American business environment, issue an RFI to identify the ideal production location, accompany them through the process in an unbiased manner allowing the project parameters the market competition to determine whee the company lo cates it's business.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Oct 2012 - Aug 2014

    Managing Director

    GACC South Services LLC

    Managing Director responsible for small team of research analysts helping German companies identify the ideal location for their US business location.a

  • 2 years and 1 month, Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

    Director, Foreign Direct Investment

    Georgia Department Economic Development

    Manager of 8-person team of multi-lingual project managers and FDI business development offices in Germany, the UK, Japan, Korea, Israel and China responsible for attracting capital investment and creating jobs to Georgia.

  • 5 years and 4 months, Jul 2005 - Oct 2010

    International Business Development Manager

    Georgia Economic Development

    Responsible for developing new foreign direct investment project leads for Georgia.

  • 17 years and 9 months, Oct 1987 - Jun 2005

    Managing Director

    Georgia European Office

    Manager for the State of Georgia's business develop efforts in Europe.

Educational background for James Blair

  • 2 years and 2 months, May 1983 - Jun 1985

    Master in International Business

    University of South Carolina

    MBA with specialization in international business

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jun 1981 - Jun 1983

    Finance; Marketing

    University of South Carolina

    Finance; Marketing; German; French


  • English

    First language

  • German


  • French


  • Dutch



European companies
Industrial Investment
USA Site selection projects

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