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H&A Releases Global Rankings for Top Innovation Cities

  GLOBAL REAL ESTATE CONSULTING FIRM RANKS CITIES ON INNOVATION, RELEASES GLOBAL INNOVATION HUBS REPORT Hickey & Associates, a global real estate consulting and site selection firm, assess global markets on innovation by analyzing thousands of datapoints in new report New York, NY (April 11, 2019) – Hickey & Associates (H&A) released its Global Innovation Hubs Report, highlighting the top global cities for innovation. The report, conducted utilizing state-of-the-art technology to assess thousands of data points across more than 300 markets, pinpoints the next hotbeds of business innovation and transformation across the globe. The report ranks these centers in order...
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H&A Media Contribution: Featured Article on Labor Analytics in CoreNet Leader

  H&A’s Beth Choulas, Principal, recently contributed an insightful article on labor analytics in CoreNet Leader, a bimonthly magazine published by the worlds’ leading corporate real estate association. The article, titled, “Labor Analytics: the horse before the cart”, takes a deep dive into the reasons corporate leaders need to deploy labor analytics throughout their business. Choulas outlines why labor analytics is a critical element for operational decision making, and sets out the key elements which need to be encompassed. Within the article, Choulas defines three vital reasons for utilizing labor analytics: Costs Change Time To read the article, please visit...
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H&A releases new Spring 2019 report on Credits & Incentives in the United States

H&A releases new Spring 2019 report on Credits & Incentives in the United States Report is now available online Economic development in the United States is driven by a number of economic, political, and social factors. One of the key factors driving companies in their ultimate location decisions are economic development incentives. While economic development incentives are rarely the primary factor, they can very well be a key part of a company’s final location choice. Every day, economic development projects are supported with incentives that come in many different shapes and forms, which could include a state corporate income tax...
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H&A Media Contribution: Site Selection for the Dynamic Plastics Industry

  H&A’s David Hickey, Managing Director, was recently a featured contributor for Trade and Industry Development’s January 2019 issue with an article titled, “Site Selection for the Vital Plastics Industry.” In the extensive piece, Hickey covers a list of key location factors which must be considered when searching for the optimal site for a plastics manufacturing facility. As discussed in the article, the following are among the most critical factors: Availability of Talent; Access to feedstock; Site readiness; Energy costs; Reliable infrastructure; Effective transportation; Customer proximity, Economic development incentives; and, Environmental regulations As the global leader in site selection, credits and...
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H&A’s Jason Hickey leads corporate real estate discussion on global uncertainty, trade issues

Jason Hickey, President & CEO of Hickey & Associates, led a riveting discussion on the challenging global environment for corporate real estate stakeholders at the recent Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) Fall 2018 Professional Forum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hickey tackled the many issues real estate leaders are dealing with a day-to-day basis, including global trade, geopolitical challenges, dynamic workforces, and major economic shifts, among many other key hot-button items leading an uncertain world.  Session participants not only discussed the issues at hand, but also how best to address the present challenges with proven site selection strategies, including forecasting, benchmarking, and...
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