Services

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 opportunitiesand the pitfallswhen 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.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Site Identification and Evaluation
Using GIS tools and specialized databases, we can help you identify new industrial sites that will have the highest potential for success. Our extensive experience in the field allows us to evaluate your current and potential sites and give you a realistic assessment – considering every factor from a prospects’ point of view:

  • Environmental conditions
  • Wetlands and archaeological status
  • Floodplain status
  • Geotechnical status
  • Zoning and surrounding buffers
  • Utility service
  • Transportation status

Strategic Planning
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

Marketing Services
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