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A common misperception is that a big bag of tax incentives is the key to communities gaining large scale corporate site location projects. Incentives matter but they are the “icing and not the cake.”  Successful corporate site location projects often begin with the development of a site built through a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP). Site development projects […]

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Recent attention focus’ on the challenges of Legacy City’s—communities who have not recovered from the loss of industrial jobs.  While former industrial giants like Ohio continue to transform and grow, other than the Columbus and Cincinnati regions, most other regions in the state are not producing the jobs the population needs to succeed.  As the […]

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Shifts in consumer behavior to more e-commerce, increased industrial production and increased imports are all driving tremendous growth in the U.S. logistics, distribution and fulfillment center industry.  Today’s fulfillment center is replacing the job losses in the manufacturing industry as automation driven by technological advances and reduced costs of Artificial Intelligence and robotics.  In fact, […]

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Logistics is becoming a growing American economic force.  Driven by technological changes creating more efficient supply chain operations and consumer behavior changing the face of retail where goods and services are delivered directly to the purchaser, logistics is a growing industry worthy of attention. From an industry definition standpoint, the logistics industry includes transportation and […]

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Rural regions across the United States have been facing troubling demographic trends impacting the economic performance and quality of life of these areas relevant to corporate site location decisions.   Reviewing demographic data is a strong starting point for measuring economic success as part of a corporate site location process.  Regions with an increasing population […]

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Site selection consultants serve corporations and communities by supporting potential economic development expansions by companies and providing key insights to communities as to what it takes to retain and attract high-wage jobs.  A recent Wall Street Journal story provided some insights into the corporate site location consulting industry that are worthy of further discussion.   […]

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