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Forward Economic Thinking

Site Selection Analysis

 There is a Right Place for Your Company
T
he simple truth is that finding the right operational site for your company is all about risk assessment.
Many factors go into play. They include the location of customers, suppliers, competitors, transportation infrastructure, logistics, labour pool, skill sets within that labour pool, prevailing wages, incentives, taxes, regulatory climate, cultural factors and quality of life.

There is no single perfect site or place for a plant, corporate headquarters, distribution center, or back office operation. Rather, there are, based on the needs and wants of a company, better locations where the chance for success is optimized.

W
e add focus, consistency, efficiency and speed to the process of site selection by using specialized databases and analytical processes to make valid and helpful comparisons. In short, by employing state-of-the art technology and old-fashioned gumshoe reporting, we narrow the location choices based on your criteria and let you decide.

But we will need your help to help you. To provide you with the best customer service, we require a deep understanding of your company’s core values and goals to jointly reach specific parameters for your search. By partnering with you, we can serve you better.

Site selection, therefore, becomes an elimination process. We narrow the choices, again based on your parameters. And then we will visit the short-listed locations. Site specifics, local business environment, and levels of expertise can best be determined with boots on the ground.

Trust but verify will be our position as we will be dealing with salespeople who want us to invest in their city / town / region. In short, we will be skeptical and substantiate the unsubstantiated, so that you are equipped to make the best decisions.
Y
ou may not want it known that your company is considering a new location. This could pose difficulties for a number of reasons.

We can and will shield your identify during site selection process if that is your desire. No one will know who you are, unless or until you want that fact known.

If the issue of confidentiality is important to you, it will be a bond with us.
A
fter the site or building has been chosen in a particular location, there is till much work to be done. GROWTHMAP, can still be with you during the start-up process to provide guidance and assistance working directly with local authorities on issues of acquisition, permitting, workforce sourcing and even public relations.

We can serve as a bridge between your company and the municipality in order to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible and to see that promises made are promises kept. This is a marriage between your company and a community, and we will work to ensure that the marriage works for the long-term.