Critical Site Selection Factor #1: Availability of Skilled Labor

29 Dec 2016

Site Selection

There is broad agreement that a lot of facilities are raising the bar when it comes to the skill levels that are essential. The question is, how does availability of skilled labor impact the site search and decision-making process?

“To me, this [factor] has to be the most important one, almost with an emphasis on it,” says Richard H. Thompson, international director for Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions for JLL. And indeed, respondents to Area Development’s most recent Corporate Survey agree — “availability of skilled labor” heads the list of the top factors.

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