How a site compares to others sites from a demographic standpoint can be a critical factor in a corporate site location decision. Demographics measures the impact of population on any given issue.  For over two hundred years, the impact of population growth on economic development has been a hot topic.  In 1798, Thomas Malthus, a […]

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A critical factor impacting a company’s corporate site location is the economic success of the state in which they are considering locating.  State governments play a large role in the success of a region. Companies will conduct a review of the state’s economic performance through a review of the state’s economy involves understanding the state’s […]

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The waiting is painful. The U.S. Treasury Department has certified over 8700 census tracts across the United States as Opportunity Zones.  Through a comprehensive public engagement process the nation’s Governors recommended eligible census tracts and the Treasury all according to the required statutory deadline certified the Opportunity Zone census tracts across the U.S. that can […]

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Logistics, distribution and fulfillment centers are the new job centers for many regions across the U.S. for lower skilled workers—much as manufacturing was 100 years ago.  Logistics, distribution and fulfillment centers is and has been a growing market due to globalization of the manufacturing industry and the massive expansion of e-commerce as a means of […]

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Disruption of existing markets is another prime opportunity using new technology.  Disruptors change an existing industry.  They create jobs and often destroy jobs but they succeed if they add value to a customer experience for a price that is usually lower.  Disruptors may also be small start-up companies or giant companies that still remember when […]

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Measuring a region’s economic performance is the next critical step to a corporate site location analysis. Again, population growth, regional Gross Domestic Product growth, market size and other factors are critical to measuring the economic attractiveness of a market.   The population size of a market is an important measure of a region’s overall attractiveness.  The […]

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A review of the state’s economy involves understanding the state’s industry size and make up, its income performance, unemployment rate, demographic strengths and weaknesses. As an example, Ohio has the seventh largest economy among the fifty states with a $608.1 B GDP as measured in 2015.   Pennsylvania ranked 6th in GDP of states and New Jersey […]

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Federal government funding to address the opioid crisis is a critical piece of a program to address this challenging issue.  The federal government has announced a five point strategy to be implemented through the Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on: Access: Better Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services. HHS issued over $800 million […]

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America is living in the Age of Re-urbanization.  A new major demographic trend is impacting suburban and small town growth in all parts of the US—Millennials by the millions are flocking to large to mid-sized cities searching for mixed use, walkable communities. In fact, since 2011, large metropolitan cities are growing faster than their suburban […]

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