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H&A releases US Legislative and Incentive Update Report – Summer 2018

H&A – US Legislative and Incentive Update Summer 2018 Hickey & Associates (H&A), a global leader in location strategy, economic development incentive advisory, and workforce analytics, has released a new report on public incentives and economic development policies in the United States. The report, H&A US Legislative and Incentive Update Summer 2018, is a comprehensive review of new legislation, proposed policies, and regulatory changes dealing with economic development around the United States. With political officials and economic development leaders actively competing for business, H&A’s report covers the on-goings in state capitals around America, which are critical for corporate leaders to understand...
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H&A’s Jason Hickey leads Incentives Discussion at SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

  Jason Hickey, President and CEO, lead a breakout session during the SelectUSA Investment Academy program on Wednesday, June 20th. #SelectUSASummit connects international business investors with growth opportunities across America. Participants of past summits have announced over $71 billion in new investments. This year’s theme, “Invest Here. Grow Here. Succeed Here”, focused on the crucial connections between U.S. economic developers and international business investors. The summit highlighted investment attraction strategies that will lead to more jobs for U.S. workers and better returns on investment for companies. Hickey’s session, “Understanding the Diverse Landscape of Incentives”, illustrated the dynamic space of incentives...
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H&A Media Contribution – Corporate HQ Article in Trade & Industry Development April 2018

Finding a New Home: Locating a Corporate Headquarters – David Hickey David Hickey, H&A Managing Director, was recently featured in Trade & Industry Development magazine discussing key decision points for undertaking a corporate headquarters site selection project.  Hickey discusses the critical factors weighed in these strategic projects, such as workforce availability, real estate availability, logistics, and leveraging public support contribute to the overall location strategy. Key takeaways from the article are: Workforce Availability of required skills within the location’s labor shed. Corporate HQ projects typically require specific skillsets. Critical to recognize the long-term aspect of a project: the future talent pipeline, migratory patterns,...
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H&A Media Contribution: Celebrating Women in Business – COBCOE

In honor of International Women’s Day, H&A had the honor to contribute to a special Council of British Chamber of Commerce’s (COBCOE) newsletter commemorating and reflecting on the annual occasion.  The newsletter included a collection of essays discussing the importance of gender parity and diversity in the workplace and honored women in business. Perspectives were provided by COBCOE members and partners alike. H&A’s contribution celebrated the great strides made towards gender equality in the European business landscape. Nevertheless, with work still to be done, H&A further explores what gaps exist, identifies a number of the underlying factors and challenges, and...
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H&A Media Contribution – Labor Analytics Article in SIOR Magazine

The War for Talent by Mark Beattie featured in SIOR REPORT Mark Beattie, H&A Principal, was featured in  the winter edition (Q4 2017) of the SIOR Report, a global publication serving members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). The article, “The War for Talent: Identifying the Optimal Workforce” dives into the use of labor analytics in a site selection project. Beattie reveals what drives the “War for Talent” and how that better informs decision makers when choosing a location. KEY TAKEAWAYS Key aspects of a labor force: supply, quality, and sustainability. “Ground-truthing” and data forecasting are critical elements...
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