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LOCATION STRATEGY ▪ SITE SELECTION ▪ DUE DILIGENCE ▪ INCENTIVES NEGOTIATION


Let Our Experienced Past Create Your Bright Future. Austin Consulting assists companies with location selection for commercial and industrial facilities. Our team of consultants has supported a diverse range of clients, from global Fortune 500 companies to small businesses facing their first expansion. Austin’s detailed and flexible approach brings clarity to the site selection process, resulting in a solution that is competitive and strategically positioned, with optimized cost savings and reduced risk. Understanding your vision, we work with you to develop the right location solution based on business strategy, existing challenges, budgets and schedules. Our services are tailored to your unique expansion strategy needs and include location analysis, site selection, incentives negotiation and due diligence. Austin Consulting offers a transparent fee structure, with no real estate commission or incentive-based fees. Our team provides more than 70 years of experience in site selection, real estate and economic development. Having worked extensively across North America, our consultants possess in-depth knowledge of regional and local differences across a range of site location and development factors. Austin’s team is experienced in advanced location analytics and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping tools that allow us to evaluate locations more efficiently and predictably, and assist with site planning. We help companies demonstrate tangible and quantifiable results that support project objectives, while understanding the impact that qualitative factors can have on the long-term success of a location decision.

The Austin Legacy As a division of The Austin Company, Austin Consulting offers clients the ability to integrate site selection with facility design through a single-source partner. This integration is seamless and provides you with a streamlined approach and technical expertise to bring your project to life. The Austin Company is a design-build firm specializing in commercial and industrial plants. Austin offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions, including planning, site location consulting, architectural design, engineering, design-build, construction management, construction and operations improvement consulting. Founded 140 years ago in Cleveland, Ohio, Austin’s headquarters remain in Cleveland, with regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Irvine, California; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Mexico City, Mexico. Austin joined Kajima USA in 2005 and is a proud member of the Kajima family of companies worldwide.


Critical Location Factors Austin Consulting thoroughly analyzes the following critical factors to ensure the recommended location strategy meets current and long-term requirements:

LABOR QUALITY OF LIFE

Analyze labor-related

Measure and interpret

variables to determine

education, climate,

availability and necessary

housing, cost of living and other variables important

skill levels in a costeffective solution.

for attracting and

TRANSPORTATION

retaining workers.

Assess transportation issues, including freight

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS

costs, highway and

Review and gauge air quality,

roadway access, and public

water quality, solid waste

transportation.

disposal and other environmental regulations.

CRITICAL LOCATION FACTORS

NETWORK LOGISTICS Determine the most strategic location for each

BUSINESS CLIMATE

variable in the networked

Analyze employee amenities, political

operations.

stability, developmental trends and industry mix as a part of an areas’ business climate.

TAXES AND UTILITIES

INCENTIVES

Identify utility

Evaluate

sources and evaluate cost, quality, availability, capacity and reliability.

various agency PROPERTY CHARACTERISTICS Perform a thorough assessment, including field investigation relative to needs.

programs to identify and negotiate the best incentive packages.

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Bringing Your Vision To Life ATION STRATEGY C O L • Manufacturing and Distribution Facility Location Strategy • Capacity Expansion • Supply Chain Analysis • Facility Location • Network Optimization • Company Acquisition

SITE SELECTION • Operating Cost Analysis • Transportation Assessment • Community Screening • Site and Building Evaluation • Utility Service Assessment • Labor Market and Workforce Assessment


DUE DILIGENCE • Environmental Assessment

TIVES NEGOTIATIO N E N INC • Incentive Agreements Negotiation

• Geotechnical Analysis

• Applications, Approvals and Compliance

• Risk Management

• Infrastructure Grant Negotiation

• Zoning, Building Code Review

• Claw-Backs Impact Minimization

• Fees and Surcharges Evaluation

• Workforce Development Programs Review

• Permitting Schedule Review

• Program Audit and Compliance


The Location Decision Journey Maximizing Project Outcomes Supply Chain Network Analysis

One Stop Shop for Services

Favorable Area Analysis

Operating Cost Comparison

Labor Market Analysis

Utilities Analysis

Building Feasibility Studies

Site and Building Search

Identify Optimal Location

Building/ Zoning Code Review

Detailed Property Screening

Permitting Schedule Review

WORKING WITH AUSTIN CONSULTING Austin works as an extension of your team, providing solutions from location crisis response to long-range planning.

Incentive Negotiations

Maximize expansion strategy through research, data analysis and location evaluation 70+ years of business location consulting experience, with 1700+ assignments around the globe Flexible approach can be applied to any project Integrated site location evaluation with facility design Understand culture to align location with organization Analytic and mapping capabilities allow for quicker selection process

Strong Relationships with EDCs


9.8 Million Square Kilometers To Choose For a Site Selecting the best location to expand your business in the United States is a challenging task. With 50 states spanning over 9.8 million square kilometers, the location options are immense. Austin Consulting, having over 70 years of experience, is a global leader in providing site selection assistance to international manufacturing companies expanding their businesses in North America. Spokane

Seattle

Missoula

Portland

Fargo Billings

Boise

Medford

Portland

Minneapolis St. Paul Rapid City

Milwaukee

Sioux Falls

Boston

Buffalo

Grand Rapids

Hartford

New York

Detroit

Sacramento

Cheyenne

Reno

Salt Lake City

Omaha

Des Moines

Chicago

Denver

San Francisco

Springfield

Indianapolis

Pittsburgh

Baltimore Washington D.C.

Cincinnati

Louisville

St. Louis

Philadelphia

Columbus

Kansas City

Las Vegas

Fresno

Cleveland

Charleston

Richmond

Wichita

Raleigh

Nashville

Los Angeles

Albuquerque

San Diego

Oklahoma City

Phoenix

Dallas

El Paso

Austin

Anchorage

Birmingham

Fort Worth

Tucson

Honolulu

San Antonio

Houston

Charlotte

Memphis Little Rock

Norfolk

Greenville

Atlanta

Charleston

Savannah Jackson

New Orleans

Mobile

Jacksonville Orlando Tampa

Miami

Environmental Analysis

In-House Architects and Engineers


Brandon Talbert, Managing Director 1.440.544.2616 brandon.talbert@theaustin.com

Jonathan Gemmen, Director 1.440.544.2254 jonathan.gemmen@theaustin.com

www.theaustinconsulting.com ATLANTA ▪ CLEVELAND ▪ IRVINE ▪ KALAMAZOO ▪ MEXICO CITY

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Austin Consulting  

Austin Consulting, the site selection and consulting division of The Austin Company, provides location strategy, site selection, due diligen...

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Austin Consulting, the site selection and consulting division of The Austin Company, provides location strategy, site selection, due diligen...

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