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H&A’s David Hickey leads panel at the 2016 SelectUSA Canada Conference

SelectUSA Canada Conference 2016 H&A’s David Hickey, Senior Director, lead off SelectUSA’s panel on Site Selection, Workforce Solutions, and Incentives at the SelectUSA Canada Conference in Montreal in early December. The discussion covered best practices on assessing a potential investment location, available resources to explore industry clusters, transportation linkages, proximity to supply chains, conducting workforce availability analyses, and pursuing public incentives. H&A is honored to have participated in several SelectUSA events since its inception in 2013. The panel was moderated by Vincent Allard, President of CorpoMax Inc and David was joined by industry leaders, Isabel Cyr, Senior Consultant, CAI Global Group, and...
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H&A Media Contribution: Workforce Trends Driving Location Strategies

Workforce Trends Driving Location Strategies   Recently, H&A’s Steve Bonine, Principal, was featured in a supplemental article for Area Development‘s Q4 issue. Workforce Trends Driving Location Strategies discusses “ground-truthing” in labor analytics and its role in site location strategy. Now more than ever, the availability of a suitable labor pool and total cost of labor drives the ultimate placement of a new or expanded facility. It is critical to get beyond the basic statistics and holistically understand the strengths and shortcomings of a location’s workforce: • You need to understand workforce by location as it impacts your site selection process; • Actionable labor analytics...
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H&A Media Contribution – Enterprise Zones: Opportunity Requiring Due Diligence

David Hickey, Senior Director of H&A, was featured in the Q4 Issue of Area Development. “Enterprise Zones: Opportunity Requiring Due Diligence” provides a brief history of enterprise zones and key factors to evaluate before investing. The article emphasizes the importance of due diligence when faced with decisions involving enterprise zones.   To enjoy this read in full, click here; highlights below.   Enterprise Zones: Opportunity Requiring Due Diligence By: David Hickey   History of Enterprise Zones Enterprise zones were first developed in Great Britain and implemented by the Conservative Party government of Margaret Thatcher in the early 1980’s. The initial concept, credited by many...
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H&A’s Jason Hickey talks Transformative Workspaces

Jason Hickey, CEO and President, participated in a panel discussion at NAIOP’s O’CON ’16: The Office Conference. The panel, Building to Suit the Multigenerational Workforce, tackled the challenges that come with a transforming workforce. Experts discussed how business cultures varying by age, speed, size, innovation, and delivery attract and retain key talent with an environment that inspires them. Every office is a reflection of a company’s brand, and a physical space should reflect the personality of the company, invite growth potential, and be an invigorating and encouraging space for employees. Notable experts on the panel include moderator, Peter Belisle, and speakers,...
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Global Manufacturing Report presented at CoreNet Global Summit (Amsterdam)

  H&A’s Wouter Schuitemaker, Managing Director, EMEA presented with leaders from CoreNet Global on Global Real Estate Dynamics at the CoreNet Global Summit in Amsterdam. The esteemed panel presented the findings from their co-written BRICS Report, a research paper on the real impact the BRICS nations is having on the global economy. The report, Global Manufacturing Shifts: An EMEA Perspective, Productions in the Post BRICS Era, explores how global manufacturing companies are responding to the challenges posed by an ever-evolving market environment. Key discussion points covered in the report include: labor costs, proximity to consumer markets, and technological advances in Europe, CEE, China,...
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