Your Global Partner for Location Strategy
For more than 50 years, Global Location Strategies has conducted location strategy, site selection, and incentive negotiations for world-class industrial and manufacturing corporations. With GLS, you will have a site selection team with an unparalleled understanding of the complexity and diversity of operational needs of capital- and resource-intensive projects. Our methodology is structured yet customizable to meet our clients’ specific business needs, strategies, priorities, and objectives.
Site Evaluation and Selection
Technical Site Due Diligence
The advisors at GLS have been down this road before and will skillfully guide you to your destination.
Our experienced team walks you through the process of defining your search region, identifying optimal properties, and making an informed decision.
We can help you navigate the complex world of tax credits and incentives.
Our team will identify qualified incentive programs for your project, accelerating your realization of their benefits and preparing the next generation of your leadership to do the same.
We draw upon experience that is geographically broad and functionally deep to tailor our approach for individual projects. We can effectively negotiate financial and non-financial incentives that maximize your return on investment, reduce the location-specific risks to cost, schedule, and operating flexibility, and even support your workforce ramp-up.
Incentives Administration and Compliance
Once the project is announced, we will partner with you to set up procedures to ensure that you receive all the benefits you were promised. Our team specializes in ongoing incentive compliance support throughout the life of the agreements to ensure full benefits are realized and to be proactive in reducing claw backs should the company fall out of compliance with incentive agreements.
The available labor market is a major factor in finding the right location. GLS’s bespoke workforce analysis can help you determine which community is right for you.
Comprehensive understanding of the current and forecasted skills your project requires
Detailed analysis if current and historical wages
In-depth evaluation of your supply chain’s capacity to support your industry
Our options for site-specific logistics analysis evaluate factors including transportation costs and inbound and outbound transportation optionality. This analysis feeds into location benchmarking and informs site selection parameters.
Preliminary Assumptions are created and utilized as placeholders for transportation costs and customer service quality. The assumptive data results are used in the location benchmarking study to find the optimal regions for each client’s facilities.
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You know your business better than anyone. And our team has unmatched experience in location and incentives strategy for capital, labor, and energy-intensive industries. Let’s talk.
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.
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.
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.