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Critical Site Selection Factor #3: Labor Costs vs. Quality Dilemma
Although still of great importance, labor costs have taken a back seat to other factors.
labor-costs  site-selection-factors  q4-2014 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Critical Site Selection Factor #6: Available Buildings - Can Not Get Much Tighter
The squeeze on vacant, existing facilities keeps growing as the U.S. economic recovery takes hold, which is why the available buildings factor climbed to #6 in the 2013 Area Development Corporate Survey from #8 in the 2012 survey - and from #15 in the 2011 survey!
site-selection-factors  economic-development  site-selection  facility-planning  matt  q4-2014 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Critical Site Selection Factor #7: Lower Corporate Tax Rate Rates = Stronger Economies
Corporate tax rates remained a high concern for those corporate executives polled by Area Development, ranking #7 among the location factors. The ranking was identical to a year earlier, but the factor scored higher in importance, at 82.4 percent, up from 79.3 percent.
site-selection-factors  economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-features  taxes-incentives  business-taxes  q4-2014 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Critical Site Selection Factor #9: Low Union Profile - Unions Still a No-Go Factor for Many
Having a low union profile ranked as slightly more important in Area Development’s latest Corporate Survey, up one position to #9. But in a similarly incremental sense, U.S. unions overall actually may have gained some ground over the last year.
site-selection-factors  area-development-features  matt  unions  site-selection  economic-development  manufacturing  q4-2014 
october 2014 by areadevelopment

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