As Managing Director, Frank Spano leads the Austin Consulting division, developing new strategies to increase Austin’s leadership in food and beverage, manufacturing, nutraceuticals and other industries. Frank serves as a senior project manager, directing site location studies and conducting detailed field investigation analyses. Since joining Austin in 1985, Frank has worked as a Site Location Consultant, Senior Consultant, Associate Director and Director, becoming Managing Director of Austin Consulting in 2013.
Frank has advised and recommended locations for numerous clients during his time with Austin Consulting. Frank also takes a lead role for Austin Consulting to designate sites as “shovel- ready” for the food and beverage industry and marketing this service primarily to economic development organizations. In addition to the food and beverage industry, other areas of expertise include the automotive and aviation/aerospace industries, general manufacturing and the consumer products sector, including pharmaceuticals, distribution center operations, finance and insurance services, publishing facilities, and the alternative energy industry.
Frank works on behalf of clients, conducting incentive negotiations with state and local governments and completing comprehensive property due diligence services for greenfield sites and existing buildings. Frank represents clients throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He frequently contributes to a variety of publications and presents at industry tradeshows and conferences.