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26th Annual Corporate Survey & 8th Annual Consultants Survey

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.

Winter 2012
8th Annual Consultants Survey

Area Development's editors once again asked the consultants who help our readers and others make their location, expansion, and relocation decisions about their clients' facility plans and priorities. Since less than 50 percent of those responding to our 2011 Corporate Survey say they utilize the services of consultants in the site and facility planning process, we would expect the consultants' responses to differ from those of our corporate executive respondents. Let's find out to what extent they do.

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