Location Benchmarking Report

Plastics and Rubber Northeast

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  • Executive Summary
  • Project Assumptions
  • Top Locations
  • Location Quality Scores
  • Annual Operating Cost Snapshot
  • Methodology

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Best Places for Food Manufacturing Report

With changing consumer preferences, a strained labor pool and increased focus on sustainability, GLS takes a deep dive into the industry and reveals the best places for food manufacturing across the US.


Our data-driven methodology provides the backbone of every report and enables weighted comparative scoring of qualitative factors, operating cost snapshots, and trend analysis by industry sector for metros across the U.S.

Each quarter, our team collects granular data from more than a dozen data sources and uses it to analyze more than 100 criteria in seven main categories.


Demographics + Labor Force

Population, Labor Force, Veterans Labor Force, Future Workforce Pipeline



Educational Attainment, K-12 Educational System Effectiveness, Industry Talent Pipeline


Workforce Availability

Manufacturing + Target Industry, Labor Relations + Turnover, Growth + Retirement, Target Industry Occupations


Operational and Regulatory Environment

Regulatory Environment, Environmental Resilience, State Tax Environment


Community Well-Being and Livability

Commuting Patterns, Economic Well-Being + Affordability Metrics, Community Health Indicators, Housing Availability



Rail Network, Interstate + U.S. Highway Network, Air Network, Road Infrastructure Condition + Quality, Electricity


Industry Ecosystem

Supply Chain (Suppliers), Industry Strength, Supply Chain (Buyers)

Why GLS Insights?

Expert Insights

Our analysts are site selection pros and highly regarded within the field. They understand industry expectations.

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