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Chad is a member of Ginovus’ site selection and economic development incentives practice.  He provides location modeling, site selection, and advice on structuring economic development incentive agreements for clients throughout North America.  Chad has closed transactions resulting in over $1.1 billion of capital investment and an estimated 7,700 new jobs.  His depth of experience gives Chad the knowledge and expertise to understand projects resulting from complex corporate transactions to the needs of start-up companies. Chad is also a member of The Site Selectors Guild, an internationally recognized site selection organization. Members are peer-nominated, vetted, and must demonstrate significant professional location advisory experience.

Before joining Ginovus, Chad served on the senior leadership team of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), the State of Indiana’s lead economic development agency, where he held the roles of EVP, CFO, and General Counsel.  During that time, Chad represented Indiana in structuring and negotiating incentives for more than 700 companies (including Nestle, Honda, and Amazon).  He also participated as a member of the State‘s trade delegations to Asia and Europe in an effort to secure new foreign direct investment opportunities.  Prior to his work with IEDC, Chad practiced law with the Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller and as a CPA with Deloitte.



  • J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
  • B.S., Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Former EVP & General Counsel, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
  • Advisory Member, Board of Directors, Site Selectors Guild



Chad Sweeney offers perspective on the unfolding of the Amazon HQ2 bid on Inside Indiana Business.

WATCH NOW: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/clip/14685139/amazon-hq2-update



  • December 2020 – Featured in “Healthcare Concerns Consider U.S. Return“, Expansion Solutions Magazine
  • February 2020 – The Site Selectors Guild (SSG) announced that Chad Sweeney is one of three current Site Selectors Guild associate members being advanced to full member status. Read the official news release here.
  • January 2019 – Site Selectors Guild (SSG) announced on the 29th that Chad Sweeney was chosen as one of five new associate members.  The SSG prides itself in being only association of the world’s foremost professional site selection consultants and membership is recognized as the highest standard in the site selection industry. Members are peer-nominated, vetted, and must demonstrate significant professional location advisory experience. Read the official press release here.





  • American Cancer Society, Ambassador for 2019 Discovery Ball
  • Zionsville Lions Club
  • Enjoys golf
  • Spends free time watching his kids play soccer