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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The April 2019 US Treasury regulations published provide a clearer roadmap for the creation of Opportunity Zone Funds.  The new federal government program provides substantial capital gains tax relief for longer term investors in one of 8700 census tracts designated as Opportunity Zones covering all fifty states and US territories.  An original set of Treasury […]

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The April 2019 US Treasury regulations published provide a clearer road map for the use of  Opportunity Zone in corporate site location projects.  The new federal government program provides substantial capital gains tax relief for longer term investors in one of 8700 census tracts designated as Opportunity Zones covering all fifty states and US territories.  […]

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The April 2019 US Treasury regulations published provide a clearer roadmap for the creation of Opportunity Zone Funds.  The new federal government program provides substantial capital gains tax relief for longer term investors in Opportunity Zones covering all fifty states and US territories.  Key concepts central the Opportunity Zone program include:  Qualified Opportunity Zones.  8700 […]

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In a booming economy with the large Baby-Boom generation retiring, employers everywhere are asking government and economic development leaders for help to address the lack of skilled workers jeopardizing economic success. In fact, a recent study found that 65% of Ohioans need a bachelors’ degree, associate degree or certificate for the state to serve just […]

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