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Annual Corporate & Consultants Survey Results


Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Skilled Labor Tops the List

Gary Yates, Director of Site Selection, Jones Lang LaSalle (Q1 2014)

Regions that are aggressively investing in work force development are winning the competition for advanced manufacturing firms. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Easy Customer Access Still Important

Dean J. Uminski, CEcD, Principal, Crowe Horwath (Q1 2014)

Besides a highly skilled work force, companies want a transportation nexus the will allow them easy shipping access to their customers within one day’s drive. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: No Mass Reshoring Trend

Josh Bays, Principal, Site Selection Group, LLC (Q1 2014)

Although rising offshore costs are causing companies to choose U.S. over foreign locations for new investment, this has yet to result in a mass reshoring trend. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Project Timelines Compressed

Scott Kupperman, Founder, Kupperman Location Solutions (Q1 2014)

Site location decision-making durations continue to compress, as reflected by those considering shovel-ready/pre-certified sites and building availability important factors. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: A Continued Cautious Approach

Larry Gigerich, Managing Director , Ginovus (Q1 2014)

Due to economic volatility, company decision-makers are continuing to wait as long as possible to invest capital and hire employees. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Labor Costs No Longer Paramount

Don Moss, Vice President, Colliers International and Grant Miller, Vice President, Colliers International (Q1 2014)

The cost of labor can sometimes be replaced by increased automation, but employees with a higher skill level are still needed. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Clients Poised to Move Forward

John Morris, SIOR, Industrial Services Lead for the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (Q1 2014)

Although policy uncertainty is delaying investment decisions, once projects are approved, companies are prepared to move forward. More

10th Annual Survey of Site Selection Consultants: Economy on a More Continuous Growth Track

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q1 2014)

Area Development asked the consultants who work with corporate clients to tell us about their clients’ facilities plans and priorities in making a location decision. Nearly half of the respondents believe the economy will achieve a more continuous growth track this year but, how will that affect their clients’ facility decisions? More

28th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Availability of Skilled Labor New Top Priority

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q1 2014)

The results of our survey show a modest improvement in short-range new facility and expansion plans, as well as a realignment of site selection priorities with the availability of skilled labor being the number one concern, outranking highway accessibility and labor costs. More

27th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Changing Site Selection Priorities

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q1 / Winter 2013)

Although the survey results show no dramatic upswings in new facility or expansion plans, there are noted changes in site selection priorities – perhaps as a result of the lackluster economic recovery. More

9th Annual Survey of Site Selection Consultants: Slightly More Optimistim

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q1 / Winter 2013)

More than 120 leading site selection consultants who work with corporate end-users — and advise economic development organizations —give the priorities shaping new plant decisions for the months ahead in this 9th Annual Survey. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Results Reflects the New Economic Normal

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Principal, Site Selection & Business Incentives, Ryan & Company (Q1 / Winter 2013)

Thomas Stringer of Business Advisory Services, Ryan & Company, believes the Corporate Survey responses echo the “new normal” of just plodding along, which is going to be the status quo in the economy for some time. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Incentives Are Still Important

Andrew H. Shapiro, Managing Director, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company (Q1 / Winter 2013)

Fully 70 percent of Corporate Survey responders believe that incentives are somewhat or very important to their location decisions, which should help counter recently arisen perceptions to the contrary, says Andrew Shapiro, managing director at Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Results Mirror General Market Trends

Chris Schastok, Vice President, Economic Incentives Group (EIG), CBRE, Inc. (Q1 / Winter 2013)

The Corporate Survey respondents show little confidence in a speedy economic recovery and a limited appetite to commit to large capital-intensive projects, closely mirroring the market trends seen by Christopher B. Schastok, vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: “Caution” Is the Watchword in the Current Recovery

David B. Munson, Program Development Associate, Center for Automotive Research (Q1 / Winter 2013)

Consultant David Munson notes that the Corporate Survey reflects “caution” in projecting the arrival of a fundamentally stronger economy, and higher priority on issues that support improved productivity in existing operations. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: A Lackluster Recovery

Ed McCallum, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting (Q1 / Winter 2013)

Ed McCallum, senior principal at McCallum Sweeney Consulting, says the Annual Corporate Survey indicates activity will pick up within one to two years, as the level of company investment as been lackluster. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Emergence of Big Data Affects Respondents’ Priorities

Bill Luttrell, Senior Locations Strategist, Werner Global Logistics, Werner Enterprises (Q1 / Winter 2013)

The emerging use of “big data” in the past two years has already had an immediate impact on corporations, which is reflected in the increased importance of availability of advanced ICT services, according to Bill Luttrell, senior locations strategist at Werner Enterprises. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Results Point to a “Positive Hold”

Brett Hunsaker, Executive Vice President, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (Q1 / Winter 2013)

In his analysis of the Corporate Survey, Brett Hunsaker, executive vice president and regional managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, says that with lots of cash on hand, companies are positioning themselves for growth and are getting ready to start investing into their businesses. More

26th Annual Corporate Survey & 8th Annual Consultants Survey

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Winter 2012)

Survey results reflect a sense of cautious optimism for longer-range economic recovery, an awareness of the need to address the nation's work force skills gap, as well as increased plans for relocation in order to alleviate onerous tax and regulatory burdens. More

25th Annual Corporate Survey & 7th Annual Consultants Survey Complete Results

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Winter 2011)

The economy's gradual recovery during 2010 has resulted in increased business optimism, a rise in new facility plans, and some changes in site selection priorities. More
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