Calandra Cruickshank is founder and CEO of StateBook International.
StateBook provides data and marketing solutions to economic development organizations and to site selectors and companies expanding and relocating from around the world. Over 63,000 comparable data points for location decision-making are aggregated on StateBook.com for every community in the U.S. from 50+ best-in-class sources, including information on workforce availability, taxes, utility rates, supply chain, wages, infrastructure, quality of life and available incentives. Users may efficiently create customized, sourced reports using StateBook's GIS mapping and comparison platforms. StateBook connects companies directly with site selection consultants and communities of interest so they can compare communities, find sites and buildings that meet their needs, negotiate incentives, and more.
StateBook also enables economic development organizations to add their own editorial information to promote the competitive advantages unique to their region.
Calandra is a frequent speaker and expert panelist for conferences related to foreign direct investment, economic development and technology. She previously co-founded CommonKindness.com and Good Deed Foundation. Calandra graduated with a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She now splits her time between NYC and the Catskill Mountains in NY.