25 Essential Relocation Tips

From Business Facilities Magazine, August 2006 We’ve tapped into our network of experts on relocation, representing all sides of the equation, to bring you this handy list that will keep your project out of trouble. Have you ever had someone give you a really great piece of advice, only to...
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Rural Revival

“”Mike Hickey, president of Hickey & Associates (a site selection consulting firm), has had plenty of experience with rural communities, and he believes that outsourcing has a more positive than negative effect on rural communities. According to Hickey, now that much of the major transition form an industrial-based U.S. economy...
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Pine Tree firms beginning to reap benefits

Two years after then U.S. Rep. John E. Baldacci set out a seven-point economic package during his run for governor, Maine businesses and communities are starting to chalk up benefits from what once was a campaign promise. The bundle of state-proffered tax, wage and investment incentives called the Pine Tree...
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Back to the USA: Rising Stars

The sleeper theme in this country is rural America. According to Michael Hickey, president of Hickey & Associates, a site selection consultant based in Minneapolis, small towns with a population of around 300,000 (outside the MSA for a city) are attractive for several reasons. They are sleeper communities because first,...
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