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Site Selection Factors / StrategyWhat Should High-Growth Companies Look for in a Community?
While there are many key factors to consider when selecting a location, the three “must haves” for entrepreneurial, high-growth companies are an existing entrepreneurial ecosystem, an affordable cost of doing business, and the “cool factor.”Read More
A Tale of Demographics
Growth has been concentrated in the Southern and Western regions of the U.S., although rising costs are becoming a concern.
In the Search for STEM Skills, Look to the Data
Companies can use available data to find the locations that best fit their needs, especially the requirement for a workforce with STEM skills.
South and South Atlantic Metros Emerge as Leading Locations
A focus on workforce has placed metros in the South and South Atlantic regions among this year’s leading locations, although past metro leaders still make an appearance.
Rose Davidson, Sr. Vice President, Business and Economic Incentives, at JLL, spoke with Area Development about navigating incentives during the site selection process, after her presentation, “Moving the Needle - How to Navigate Projects, RFPs and Offer Letters in the Right Direction,” at our Charlotte Consultants Forum.Continue
With record-low unemployment numbers continuing, many states are engaging in creative tactics to draw in new residents and workers — and keep the ones already there.Continue
By hiring from diverse and underserved communities, a company can boost innovation along with its bottom line.Continue
Michael Kruklinski, Head of Real Estate, Siemens Gas & Power and Siemens USA, spoke with Area Development about how workplace strategy influences corporate real estate strategy, after his presentation, “Creating Spaces that Attract and Retain Talent: Good for Communities, Good for Corporations,” at our Charlotte Consultants Forum.Continue
Companies must take the time to identify potential new hires, build a relationship, and follow up with training and support in order to build today’s — and tomorrow’s — workforce.Continue
Food processing, packaging, and delivery are all being disrupted by changes in technology, consumer preferences, and government regulations.Continue
Susan Davenport, Senior Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater Houston Partnership, discusses how Houston’s economy has changed and grown over the last decade, drawing people and businesses from around the world.Continue
Low business costs are drawing businesses to Kentucky, as the state also tries to equalize opportunity in its rural areas through Opportunity Zone incentives.Continue
Record-breaking R&D investment in the life sciences industry is spurring real estate innovation too.Continue
Although the number of jobs lost during the Great Recession have been regained, not all regions or industry sectors have experienced the same recovery.Continue
Although higher educational attainment generally correlates with the greatest occupational stability, degree programs still leave some gaps in worker readiness for certain occupations.Continue
Companies in diverse industries are attracted to Florida’s low taxes and extensive international ties.Continue
Acronis, a Singapore-based global leader in cyber protection, recently opened its operations center — featuring a cutting-edge R&D office as well as its largest and fastest-growing data center — in Tempe, Arizona. Area Development asked Acronis’ CEO Serguei Beloussov about the latest issues in cyber protection and why the company chose Tempe for its facility.Continue
Employing a standardized process when negotiating for incentives will optimize the results and allow a company to compare various offers on a consistent basis.Continue
Despite its already having a highly educated workforce and pro-business policies, Virginia continues to expand on workforce training and incentive initiatives to further enhance its business climate.Continue
The above- and below-the-line impact of taxes can sway a location decision among otherwise comparable sites.Continue
Embracing “disruption” requires a shift in mindset, but those companies that welcome change can dramatically improve project outcomes.Continue
Businesses in Mississippi benefit from customized training programs and enhanced incentives, as well as the state’s investments in infrastructure.Continue
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