Location Analysis & Selection

Location Analysis & Selection Includes These Major Elements:

  • Comparative analysis of key business factors and costs among potential locations.
  • Identification of market-entry and long-term operational costs.
  • Detailed costs related to infrastructure, utilities, transportation, and taxes.
  • Assessments related to the quality, cost, and availability of the workforce.
  • Site and Building assessments and selections.

 

Step 1: Project Summary

Understanding the full scope of a project provides an alignment on strategy, priorities, project parameters, timeline, and needs, which is critical to success.

  • Project Scope
  • Key Drivers
  • Project Parameters
  • Logistics
  • Geographic Preferences

Step 2: Location Analysis & Community Cost Analysis

In the absence of well-defined geographic preferences, our location and community-cost analyses establish a list of targeted locations. Once that list has been created, an objective analysis based on quantified and accurate metrics eliminate potential fact-finding biases or inaccuracies, allowing executive management to narrow its list of potential locations. The objective analysis includes a number of factors that vary depending on the project’s scope:

  • Workforce & Labor Assessment
  • Transportation Infrastructure and Logistics
  • Utility Infrastructure, Quality, and Cost
  • Tax Structure
  • Quality, Cost, and Availability of Buildings or Developable Sites
  • Financial Support
  • Political Climate

Step 3: Detailed Assessment

Once a list of finalist sites has been established, an even greater detailed location assessment of all finalists is generated, providing complete information to help lead to a location decision. During this detailed assessment, fieldwork is initiated to strengthen preliminary site analysis, due diligence is coordinated, and incentive packages are presented for final approval.


Step 4: Final Selection

Once a final selection has been made, real estate and incentive agreements are negotiated and executed, leading to an official announcement with state and local government representatives.

RightMovesTM

Our Four-Step Process Is The Framework For Your Confidential Location Solution

1

Establish Project Scope

2

Site Selection & Incentive Analysis

3

Maximize Incentives Through Negotiation

4

Announcement

Our Approach

CEOs and CFOs recognize they are not experts in location analysis and that their companies do not maximize incentives associated with new or routine capital investments. Our highly skilled team of former public officials and senior business executives has worked with clients throughout the United States on engagements ranging from $2 million to $1 billion in capital investment. Our diverse industry sector knowledge, subject matter expertise, and market understanding––combined with our background in the public sector––consistently add value to your capital investment decisions.

Testimonials

“After spending a few minutes with you I realized why our guys have spoken so highly about you and your professionalism. I want to thank you for considering our market for past and ongoing projects, and we’ll look forward to continuing our working relationship through some very interesting and challenging times.”

David T. Ginn/ President & CEO Charleston Regional Development Alliiance