Dianne Jones

Dianne Jones, Project Manager

Dianne Jones joined Development Advisors (DAI) in 2013 to provide site selection and incentives negotiation services to companies both publicly traded and privately held. 

Dianne’s expertise has been employed on several expansion and relocation projects, both internationally and domestically, ranging in size from $120,000 to $113 million and encompassing a broad range of fields including manufacturing, distribution, office, HQ and real estate development. Prior to joining DAI, Dianne worked for 13 years as a Senior Paralegal at the Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter, Kellam and Pettit, PA, with a focus in creditor rights and real estate.   Dianne is an active member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and donates her time volunteering with Dress for Success.  Dianne also sits on the board of directors for Legal Studies at her alma mater, Methodist University.


B.A. in Business Administration, Methodist University

NC State Bar certified Paralegal

Licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker

Licensed South Carolina Salesman

Professional & Civic

South Carolina Economic Developers Association

Panelist Speaker & Moderator

Member of CREW Charlotte

Volunteer with Dress for Success

Past Client (Partial List):

  • Blue Bloodhound, LP
  • Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc
  • Harvest Garden Pro, LLC
  • Kurz Transfer Products, L.P.
  • Service Center Metals
  • Kessler & Co.


704.521.5240 ext 702



Our Four-Step Process Is The Framework For Your Confidential Location Solution


Establish Project Scope


Site Selection & Incentive Analysis


Maximize Incentives Through Negotiation



Our Approach

CEOs and CFOs recognize they are not experts in location analysis and that their companies do not maximize incentives associated with new or routine capital investments. Our highly skilled team of former public officials and senior business executives has worked with clients throughout the United States on engagements ranging from $2 million to $1 billion in capital investment. Our diverse industry sector knowledge, subject matter expertise, and market understanding––combined with our background in the public sector––consistently add value to your capital investment decisions.


“EQT Corporation has a positive impression of Development Advisors. They are easy and flexible to work with, listen well to client concerns or approaches, were tenacious yet judicious in pursuing potential site selection and associated economic development incentives, and overall were a good advocate for EQT Corporation. We would not hesitate to consider their services again or to recommend them.”

Thomas A. Slowey/ Manager of Corporate Tax Planning EQT Corporation