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H&A releases SiteTrends: Mexico Manufacturing 2017

  Hickey and Associates (H&A), a global site location, incentive advisory, and workforce analytics firm, has developed a report, SiteTrends: Mexico Manufacturing 2017, reviewing key market trends, including labor force dynamics, supply chain logistics, and economic development incentives. To download a complimentary copy, click here. In today’s ever-evolving global marketplace, manufacturing in Mexico is increasingly competitive employing approximately 13 million people, a maturing industrial climate, and infrastructure to support a bi-coastal economy. As the country’s industry continues to grow, manufacturers aim to leverage affordable labor, labor’s aptitude for production skills, and the attractive business environment afforded in the country. In evaluating Mexico’s manufacturing...
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H&A’s Jason Hickey interviewed on Bloomberg for ExPLoRE 2017 Report

  H&A’s Jason Hickey interviewed on Bloomberg Jason Hickey, President & CEO, was recently interviewed on Bloomberg about the H&A ExPLoRE 2017 Report. The ExPLoRE (2017) Report series is defined by H&A’s site selection methodology, the cornerstone of which is Examination of Places and Locations through Research and Evaluation (ExPLoRE). The report examined 469 cities, over 10,000 data points, ranking the top 100 cities most suitable for conducting business. Focusing specifically on US cities, the interview explains the rationale behind the rankings and how looking to the future played a role in some of weighting. Bloomberg Q&A Q: Six cities in the U.S....
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Media Contribution: “Trust But Verify” – Site Selection Magazine March 2017

Trust But Verify – Site Selection Magazine Mar 2017 David Hickey, Senior Director, recently contributed to Site Selection Magazine. The article, Trust but Verify, discusses the practice of site certification.  The practice, which is widely used across the United States, can provide site selectors and business owners with pre-certified sites that have been vetted against a rigorous process. Attributes of the process that sites must meet include price, availability of utilities, transportation options and environmental standing. These consistent standards of reviews and assessments give prospective buyers peace of mind. Nevertheless, due diligence must be undertaken to ensure the site will be...
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Media Contribution: Gubernatorial Shift – New Economic Development Policies

David Hickey, Senior Director, was recently featured in Area Development, a leading industry magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation. Gubernatorial Shift: New Economic Development Policies provides an extensive overview of the proposed policies of the eight new state governors taking office in 2017. These new state leaders come from diverse backgrounds and have distinct views on how to address the challenges facing their constituents.  Featured below are the highlights of each state’s new leaders and their perspectives on economic development. To enjoy the full article, click here. States with New Leadership Delaware — John Carney, former U.S. Representative for Delaware...
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H&A’s Jason Hickey invited to Japan for fact-finding mission to AIST

JETRO invited Jason Hickey, H&A for pilot tour of AIST JETRO (The Japan External Trade Organization) invited Jason Hickey, President and CEO of H&A, in a fact-finding mission to the headquarters of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba city, Ibaraki prefecture at the beginning of February. As a leading consultancy advising multinationals globally about market entry and investment opportunities, H&A took part in a program designed to appeal to foreign companies and research institutes globally. The program’s aim is to not only attract new foreign investment, but also to attract new research and related technology to...
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