Berzina has led the recruitment and successful integration of global and domestic companies, resulting in excess of 24 million square feet of building space, $6.3 billion in capital investment, more than 34,500 jobs, and more than $1.8 billion in annual payroll. He has interfaces with local, regional and state agencies in coordinating partnerships and facilitating economic incentives that have resulted in successful relocations and expansions of hundreds of companies. Berzina has also consulted with private-sector companies on legislative and planning issues.
Berzina currently serves on the board of the International Economic Development Council and served two terms on the Texas Economic Development Council board. He has served on the City of Fort Worth's MWBE ordinance committee, providing construction and ongoing support services opportunities for licensed MWBE firms, and also served on the Mayor's Commission on the Homeless.
Berzina has received numerous awards and accolades from industry associations and media outlets throughout his career and is regularly sought after for leadership and consulting support and public speaking.
Under Berzina's leadership, the firm brings together a team of high-profile business leaders with expertise in site selection, economics, demographics, finance, minority business advocacy, and strategic communications.
"David has been instrumental in recruiting several billion dollars in economic development wins for Fort Worth, bringing thousands of new jobs to our community. He has applied his tenacity and experience equally effectively with billion-dollar companies and small mom-and-pop businesses. He has also been a major factor in recruiting global businesses from China, Australia, and Great Britain. There has been no greater ambassador for our great city."
-- Mayor Betsy Price, City of Fort Worth
"I have worked projects with David for more than a decade. His comprehensive approach to recruiting businesses extends beyond simply getting the companies here. He is deeply involved in workforce development, MWBE participation and community engagement, along with helping companies assimilate easily into the region by connecting them with strategic partners."
-- GK Maenius, Administrator, Tarrant County
"David helped us navigate the city permitting review process and dramatically reduce the permit time so that we could begin work on our building more than two months earlier than expected. His connections are invaluable."
-- Robert "Buddy" Tobin, Vice President & General Manager,
C&S Propeller, which relocated to Fort Worth from California in 2016
InsightsEDC was established in 2016 by David Berzina, following a 27-year career in global and domestic business recruitment and retention, regional marketing, workforce development, strategic planning, legislative advocacy and public policy development, and governmental entity planning and zoning.
We deliver custom solutions to government and private-sector clients, specifically tailored to each's industry sector, financial objectives and one-of-a-kind challenges.