Dianne Jones

Dianne Jones, Senior 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

Speaking Engagements & Events

SEDC Young Professionals Meet the Consultants - September 26 & 27, 2018

South Carolina Economic Developers Association, Annual Conference, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina - May 2 – 4, 2018

Women’s Economic Development Network - February 21 & 22, 2018

30th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt - February 7-9, 2018

Moderator at the Alliance Consulting Engineers 2017 Economic Development Forum, Columbia, South Carolina - August 21, 2017

Site Selection Panelist for the Upstate SC Alliance - October 21, 2016


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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.


“We have found the benefit of using DAI to be twofold; (1) their ability to focus on the task at hand and (2) the knowledge and expertise they bring to this area of the project.”

Suzanne Rudy/ Corporate Treasurer RF Micro Devices