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Location, Location, Location

A Plant Location and Site Selection Guide, 1st Edition

Edited by Marcel De Meirleir


180 pages

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Choosing the right location for a business can assure its success, and avoid costly problems. Location, Location, Location examines this foundational aspect of business profitability, and outlines the principles and procedures necessary to identify an optimal site. This practical book offers advice on how to invest wisely on real estate to minimize risks, and maximize returns.

This concise guide by Marcel De Meirleir, a leading site consultant with over fifty years of professional practice, explains how to measure the positive and negative attributes of a site. Its useful and accessible format includes anecdotes, cases studies, and tools for evaluating and selecting sites for different kinds of facilities like headquarters, warehouses, call centers, among others. Other topics in Location, Location, Location include:

  • Analysis of critical and intangible factors
  • Taxes and tax incentives
  • Industrial location and ecology
  • Location feasibility studies
  • The BERI rating
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs analysis, and much more!

Location, Location, Location is an authoritative and valuable resource for business owners, decision makers, and consultants who wish to find, expand, or relocate their facilities. This comprehensive volume also provides strategies for regional government officials seeking to attract investments in their area.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter 1. General Principles of Industrial Location. Chapter 2. The Project Definition: Basic Requirements. Chapter 3. Critical Factors Analysis. Chapter 4. The Economic Analysis – Part I: Analysis of the Nonrecurring Cost Factors. Chapter 5. The Economic Analysis – Part II: Analysis of the Recurring Cost Factors. Chapter 6. Analysis of Intangible Factors. Chapter 7. Other Elements. Chapter 8. Community and Site Analysis. Chapter 9. Decision Making. 10. Locating Warehouses, Research and Development Centers, Headquarters, and Call Centers. Chapter 11. Attracting Investments. Chapter 12. Industrial and Development Studies. Chapter 13. Industrial Location As a Science and Its Role in the Future. Chapter 14. The Consultant’s Role in Site Selection. The Language of Location. List of Stories. List of Location Tools. Index. References.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Decision-Making & Problem Solving