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Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Midwest Benefits From Its Manufacturing Heritage

Bradley Migdal, Executive Managing Director, Transwestern (Q1 2015)

Sweeping changes in tax codes and business regulations, as well as investment in infrastructure and the work force have put the Midwest back on site selectors’ maps. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Midwest, South to Garner Most Projects

Eric Stavriotis, Senior Vice President, CBRE, Inc. (Q1 2015)

Despite its Rustbelt reputation, the Midwest will garner the largest share of the respondents’ new domestic facilities. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Downward Trend in New Facilities, Expansions

Michael McDermott, Consulting Manager, Global Business Consulting, Cushman & Wakefield (Q1 2015)

Accustomed to the austere operating environment during the recession, companies are finding efficiencies in existing space rather than making investments in new or expanded facilities. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: An Adjustment in Corporate Outlook and Planning

Les Cranmer, Senior Managing Director, Savills Studley (Q1 2015)

Variances in factor rankings indicate that the corporate focus is now more closely associated with revenue growth — rather than cost-saving and downsizing. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Some Anomalies in the Location Factor Rankings

Kathy Mussio, Managing Partner, Atlas Insight, LLC (Q1 2015)

Inconsistent with our findings, skilled labor is not the primary concern of this year’s corporate respondents. We have, however, also observed a corporate “wait-and-see” attitude. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Functionality, Objectives, Market Considerations Play an Important Role

Lawrence Moretti, Principal, LFM Corporate Location Solutions (Q1 2015)

Although site selection considerations vary according to the specific project, the survey results are consistent with those observed from LFM’s client base. More

Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Time Equals Opportunity

Scott Redabaugh, Managing Director, JLL (Q1 2015)

The sluggish economy is providing companies with the opportunity to begin planning their next moves. More

11th Annual Consultants Survey: Consultants’ Exhibit Confidence and Increasing Project Activity

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q1 2015)

The majority of those responding to the Consultants Survey feel the economy is already on a continuous growth track, which is reflected in the new facility and expansion plans of their clients. More

29th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: A Realignment of Location Priorities

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q1 2015)

The location and expansion plans of our Corporate Survey respondents are not as robust as we had hoped, and their site selection priorities have been realigned, with facilities costs supplanting labor considerations. More

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
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