Site Selection Group Blog

Corporate Real Estate Strategies Changing as Demand for More Advanced Site Selection, Economic Incentive and Real Estate Services Rises

Posted by King White

Apr 25, 2017 5:01:18 PM

The days of making a simple “real estate deal” is a thing of the past for most companies as the complexity of location decisions has intensified in the last decade.

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Topics: Call Center, Distribution Centers, Manufacturing, Economic Development, Real Estate

Top Economic Incentive Deals for Manufacturing Projects in the First Quarter of 2017

Posted by Josh Bays

Apr 25, 2017 4:38:11 PM

The procurement of economic incentives is a critical component of a successful site selection process, and a competitive economic incentive package can be the final decision factor in selecting the preferred location for a manufacturing operation. 

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Topics: Manufacturing

Top Metro Areas for IT Workforce

Posted by Josh Bays

Apr 25, 2017 4:33:04 PM

In this age of information technology, employers are feeling the strains of a tight labor market as they struggle to staff their IT operations with technical talent.

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Topics: Workforce

Top Metro Areas for Warehouse Construction

Posted by Josh Bays

Apr 25, 2017 4:14:19 PM

Transportation and warehousing are important components of the U.S. economy, contributing nearly $566 billion dollars to GDP.

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Topics: Distribution Centers

Largest Economic Incentive Deals of First Quarter 2017

Posted by Kelley Rendziperis

Apr 24, 2017 3:05:45 PM

Although the number of announced projects offered economic incentives in the first quarter of 2017 decreased 17% from the prior quarter, from 517 to 430, the overall average award per job increased from $23,844 to $30,175.

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Topics: Economic Incentives

30 Metro Areas with the Highest Call Center Saturation Rate

Posted by King White

Apr 24, 2017 2:31:07 PM

The call center saturation rate continues to be one of the most widely utilized ways of measuring labor market competitiveness during the site selection process.

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Topics: Call Center

The Chicago Region Serves as a Dominant Player in the US Data Center Market

Posted by Michael Rareshide

Apr 24, 2017 2:08:21 PM

 

The Chicagoland region is one of the Top 5 data center markets in the U.S., which might be expected due to Chicago being the nation’s third largest metro area.

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Topics: Data Center

Impact of Drug Use on the Site Selection Process

Posted by Josh Bays

Mar 28, 2017 11:08:01 AM

Throughout the site selection process, many workforce factors are considered and measured from a variety of data sources. One growing area of concern is legal marijuana use and opioid misuse when selecting communities in which to locate a new facility, particularly for manufacturing and warehouse operations where safety is paramount.

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Topics: Workforce

Top 3 Myths in Manufacturing Site Selection for 2017

Posted by Josh Bays

Mar 28, 2017 10:43:23 AM

Site Selection Group, a leading location advisory, real estate and economic incentives firm, helps manufacturers optimize their location footprint based on factors that drive operational success. These factors typically include workforce, logistics, business environment, real estate, infrastructure, utilities, regulatory climate, and economic incentives.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Top Workforce Trends in Distribution Centers

Posted by Josh Bays

Mar 28, 2017 10:34:45 AM

While distribution center location strategies are almost always primarily driven by logistics considerations, access to workforce continues to play a critical role.

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Topics: Distribution Centers