2023 U.S. MSAs – Call Center Saturation

We are frequently asked by corporate leaders in various industries, “Where should we locate our next facility?” Call center saturation can greatly impact the performance and profitability of a corporation due to employee attrition, wage increases, and labor quality decline. There are constant revisions to our site selection lists based on certain markets getting saturated…

2024 State Business Tax Climate Index

A state’s tax climate is a critical component in the site selection process. Below is the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, which scores and ranks all states based on each major component of a state’s overall tax burden – corporate, individual income, sales, property, and unemployment insurance taxes. While each component is separately…

2023 Top 20 States for Manufacturing

While criteria for location decisions are unique to a specific project’s needs, the “bedrock” factors tend to be on everyone’s lists. Talent attraction & retention, labor costs, efficiency in shipping goods/products, business environment, infrastructure, real estate costs and availability and economic incentives are the cornerstones of these corporate decisions. While no one state will score…

A Top Behavioral Researcher Says That if CEOs Want Workers Back in Person, They Need to ‘View Physical Offices as a Management Tool’

As CEOs bring workers back to the office, they’re hoping to see in-person interactions that boost collaboration and innovation — but those magic moments don’t always happen. Is it because some employees hired during the pandemic have never experienced office life? Are workers still filling their days with video calls? Or is the office layout…

Best States for Manufacturing Year End 2022

Looking back at all that has transpired in 2022 gives us a great picture of what 2023 & 2024 will look like for manufacturing site selection. Location criteria are unique to each individual project, but there are standard site selection drivers that typically influence most manufacturing location decisions. Talent availability & costs Shipping & receiving…

Is the Industrial Real Estate Market Turning?

Those associated with the industrial real estate industry will attest that the post-COVID-19 industrial real estate boom has been unlike anything they have ever experienced in their career, despite how long they have been in the industry. Over the course of the last 24 months, developers have constructed buildings at a record clip, vacancy has…