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The GLS Difference

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Corporate Location Strategy

The leading site selection and incentives negotiation firm for manufacturing and industrial companies.

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Economic Development Consulting

We help communities position themselves to attract projects that have a significant, lasting impact on their economy.

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Industry Reports

Our data-driven reports empower corporate leaders, economic developers, and real estate brokers to confidently make location decisions.

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We work with companies seeking to expand into new markets, create additional capacity in established locations, or relocate their facilities.

Let our experience be your most valuable investment management tool. Our team advises clients through all stages of the site selection process. From location benchmarking to site identification, evaluation, and visits, through incentive negotiations, we guide corporate teams to the most optimal location decision.

Our experience with resource-intensive project requirements can lower your costs and mitigate risks. We utilize comprehensive labor intelligence data and processes to ensure companies evaluate the suitability of the workforce and we offer the inclusion of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into our analysis to achieve ESG goals and empower sustainable futures.

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U.S. Best Places for Primary Metal Manufacturing Report

As the U.S. continues to see significant spending in construction, automotive, and energy industries, the primary metal sector is poised for ongoing increased demand, particularly in sub-sectors including steel, aluminum, copper, and lithium. GLS takes a deep dive into the industry and reveals the best places for primary metal manufacturing across the nation.

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“GLS was there for us every step of the way in finding the perfect location for our new research and development center. We had full trust in their team to represent our company with a high level of professionalism while guiding us through the site evaluation process. GLS was incredibly thorough, responsive, innovative, and built a strong relationship with us to help execute our mission of enabling the world’s transition to clean energy.”


Dr. Edward Blandford, Chief Technology Officer + Co-Founder

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“We are appreciative to the team at Global Location Strategies for their guidance in helping us identify the right location for our planned manufacturing facility. GLS demonstrated professionalism throughout the process and has become a trusted partner to ROCKWOOL.”


Rory Moss, President, North America

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“GLS has been a critical partner to CSX in helping identify, evaluate, and ultimately improve properties to which CSX seeks to provide rail access for future industry. As part of CSX’s Select Site program, we have had the luxury of leaning on GLS’s broad knowledge and experience within the site selection environment—providing us and landowners with insights that result in a higher success rate of attracting new industry. Their team takes a hands-on approach, and we’re truly grateful for their partnership.”


Kellen Riley, Senior Director, Business Development

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Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, and building products. To grow its manufacturing operations for Dixie® and Dixie Ultra® lines of plates and bowls, Georgia-Pacific enlisted GLS to identify the location for its next facility.

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Novelis Inc. is the leading sustainable aluminum solutions provider and world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling. Facing an increased need for speed-to-market, Novelis enlisted GLS to identify a location for the first fully integrated aluminum rolling mill in the United States in over 40 years. The project required a site with significant acreage, rail, and interstate accessibility, access to a highly skilled workforce, and large quantities of fully renewable energy.

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Nacero Inc. is bringing sustainable aviation fuel and lower carbon aviation fuel to market using renewable natural gas and natural gas. Planning to build several production facilities across the United States, Nacero enlisted GLS with identifying suitable sites with access to abundant natural gas, as well as rail service.

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