Christopher Steele, International Leader in Economic Development, Joins EBP

EBP US is proud to announce that Christopher (Chris) Steele has joined the firm as a Principal in our Economic Development practice. In his new role, Chris will work with the EBP team to provide clients and partners with expertise and insights derived from his 28 years in economic development, location and site selection consultancy, and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) advisory. His experience, skills, and perspectives provide an important complement to EBP’s industry-leading economic analysis consulting and will allow the firm to serve clients and partners with a more robust set of services that support sustainable economic development.

In recent years, Chris has provided consulting and advisory services to the State of Maine, Edmonton Global, Elkhardt County (IN), Thor Industries, Waterloo Region EDC, Florida Ports Council, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, and the Quad Cities (IL/IA) Chamber of Commerce.

Chris has written on location strategy and real estate topics for Area Development, Business Expansion Journal, Site Selection Online Insider, the Journal of Corporate Real Estate, and Columbia University Press. He is also a frequent speaker at FDI and freight events around the world, including IEDC, Area Development summits, the World Forum for FDI, Transportation Research Board, Cargo Logistics Canada, the Distribution Logistics Summit, and the China FDI Summit.

“I am looking forward to being part of a team I’ve known and worked with for years," said Chris Steele. “The work I’ve been doing on sustainable, adaptable economic development melds perfectly with EBP’s initiatives in energy, sustainability, and logistics. I think our clients will be very pleased!”

CEO Peter Plumeau said, “We are thrilled to have Chris join us, as he adds a unique perspective to our team on how the concept of place impacts business and community success for our clients and partners.”

Chris may be reached at 617.338.6775 x215 or

Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Chris will be presenting at a number of upcoming industry events, including the MassEcon Business Brunch Series on February 23rd, and Conway-sponsored virtual trainings on 'Future Proofing for Community Resiliency" (March 3rd) and "Stakeholder Engagement for your Recovery Program and Mitigating Future Risks" (March 24th).