THE RIGHT SITE STARTS WITH THE RIGHT APPROACH.
Strategic Development Group offers insight and capabilities stemmed from decades of experience across a wide range of industries. As a result, we know the opportunities–and the pitfalls–when we see them, and are able to offer a more proactive approach to the inner-workings of your business, including the verification of site locations that leverage your operations, workforce and projected growth.
From automotive suppliers and steel mills to distribution facilities and major headquarters, we pride ourselves in providing location advisory services for many of the most respected US and global corporations. Now, we want to do the same for you.
EXPLORE OUR SERVICES:
SITE SELECTION & INCENTIVE NEGOTIATION
Manufacturing and Distribution Site Search and Evaluation
Based on your company’s specific facility requirements, we identify and screen appropriate sites, thoroughly analyzing transportation, utilities, demographics, labor draw, and other critical location factors. Then, we evaluate costs and anticipate challenges that provide valuable input into our site location recommendations, so that you have the trusted guidance you need to remain focused on your business.
Site comparisons involve many factors that are important to consider when evaluating strengths and weaknesses. Explore the example below to get a better understanding.
Headquarters Site Analysis and Selection
Headquarters location projects are often driven by more subjective factors such as company culture and quality of life, which can have a tremendous impact on the business, employees, and communities involved. With the same thorough site selection process, we consider all factors to identify prime communities and sites for headquarters locations.
Incentive Analysis and Negotiation
Incentive negotiations are key to making a good location better. That’s why our incentive negotiation services start with a focus on capital investment and operating costs, and doesn’t end until we’ve considered every possible approach to minimizing those costs, including grants, taxes, utilities, training, installation of infrastructure and more.
Post Location Follow-Up
A sound project decision is just the beginning. Whether we help you select a site and negotiate your incentives or you have already made a site selection decision, we’re here to step in at any point to help you implement your project successfully, with incentives that are delivered on time and as promised.
SITE SELECTION FOR U.S. RESHORING AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI)
SUMMARY OF SERVICES:FINDING OPTIMAL SITES FOR YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE U.S.
Now, more than ever, reshoring production by U.S. companies or investment in the U.S. by foreign firms, is the right move.
Strategic Development Group (SDG) is here to help your company begin to plan for the post-pandemic economy.
Companies consider reshoring production or making first-time U.S. investments for many reasons: increasing supply chain risks, rising foreign labor rates, poor product quality, the desire to protect intellectual property, and increasing application of automation. SDG understands these drivers and can help both U.S. and foreign firms identify and evaluate optimal locations and facilitate your company’s decision to invest new capital in the U.S.
For over two decades, Strategic Development Group has focused our site selection practice on locating manufacturing and headquarters facilities in the U.S. From Bridgestone and Nissan to BWW and BP, SDG’s growing list of satisfied clients, both domestic and foreign, is a testament to our diligence, experience, and efficiency at every level of the site selection process. Here at SDG, we are proud of our long-term relationships with companies both small and large from all over the globe.
SUMMARY OF SERVICES:
MANUFACTURING SITE SEARCH AND EVALUATION
Based on your company’s specific facility requirements, we identify and screen appropriate sites, thoroughly analyzing transportation, utilities, demographics, workforce, and other critical location factors. Our extensive site database, along with our relationships with local governments, the federal government, utilities, railroads, and contractors, gives SDG the ability to expedite your U.S.-based site search, allowing you to quickly enter new markets and ramp up production.
INCENTIVE ANALYSIS AND NEGOTIATION
Local, state, and federal incentive negotiations are key to making a good location even better. During the last two decades, SDG has negotiated over $2 billion USD in location incentives that enhance the bottom line of our clients. Our innovative negotiation strategies and collaborative style generate new incentive opportunities not readily apparent, while improving public goodwill and government relations.
ONGOING PROJECT SUPPORT
Strategic Development Group continues to work as an advocate for our clients after the site selection process is complete to ensure permitting, government relations, and other project details are coordinated and expedited. We also work to ensure incentive compliance is handled resulting in the capture of all incentives offered.
U.S.-BASED SITE SELECTION REDEFINED
Supply chain risks and other perils associated with manufacturing offshore, combined with the safety and market access offered by operating in the U.S., shows there is no better time to invest in the U.S. Our site location practice has been focused solely on the U.S. market for over 20 years, and, as such, we are experts in helping companies from around the globe navigate the complexities of site selection while negotiating and delivering the best possible location and financial outcomes.
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The strategic planning process is critical to defining priorities and objectives for every economic development entity. By leveraging our decades of leadership experience, we’re able to establish and complete a wide range of tasks with executives, project managers, and more. Our strategic planning assistance can help your organization define its mission and goals, identify key objectives, and establish timelines and performance targets.
Peer City Comparisons
The breakdown of strengths and weaknesses of every possible location is critical to the long-term success of your organization. For peer city projects, we first identify competitor cities for manufacturing, headquarters, distribution and/or back office projects, and create a quantitative matrix to compare these cities on various factors, including:
- Business logistics
- Labor draw and workforce demographics
- Costs of conducting business including tax rates, utility rates and construction
- Cost of living and overall quality of life
Attracting high-quality jobs and investments starts with the right marketing services. We’re proud to help build the momentum needed to build your business by offering the following:
- Evaluation of assets and liabilities
- Analysis and related recommendations for development of industry clusters
- Target marketing analysis
- Development of existing industry programs
Conference and Retreat Speaking
With extensive knowledge of current trends in economic development and site selection, we’re able to offer a variety of educational presentations and training seminars to your conference or retreat. These presentations will provide leading-edge insights into the corporate site selection process, how communities can best compete to win location projects, and the latest trends in our industry.
“Their proven expertise and commitment to our success has been invaluable.”
“Strategic Development Group has been a trusted partner for over a decade, providing essential site selection and incentive negotiation services, most notably with their involvement in our siting of a new, state-of-the-art, micro-mini mill in Durant, Oklahoma. Their proven expertise and commitment to our success has been invaluable.”
– Chip Gooding
Vice President of Tax, COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY