In survey after survey concerning the reasons companies choose a given location, one factor has remained at or near the top for decades as a positive choice: highway access/frontage.
Companies never get tired of being visible to thousands of motorists on a daily basis, nor do they stop appreciating easy access to trucking and employee commuting routes. Land investors have long understood that an investment in highway-fronting properties - while it may not pay off immediately - will almost always pay off eventually.
But the world does change as decades go by. And while highway access and frontage continues to rank high as a location consideration, it's worth asking whether the reasons for this appeal are the same as they were 20 or 30 years ago.