Location Strategies: Global Perspective, Local Insight
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Location Strategies for Corporate Decision Makers
Whenever your company or any of its business units is considering relocation or expansion of a new or existing facility, Oxford Economics can confidentially and methodically help you identify, evaluate, and financially model expected performance in competing locations. Oxford Economics is a global leader in economic forecasting and quantitative analysis. Our unique strengths in location strategies include:
- Forward Looking Analysis: Understanding current labor markets and business conditions is critically important; understanding how these conditions are likely to change in the future is crucial. Oxford Economics forecasts over 4,000 cities and regions around the world and this proprietary database allows us to provide decision-makers with a forward-looking lens regarding the changing local landscape for labor specifically and business costs more generally. In addition, our forecasts for over 100 industries provide corporate decision-makers with further insight into the cities and regions that might be attractive targets for new investment.
- Innovative Research: Oxford Economics brings rigorous, yet innovative approaches to dissecting and understanding labor, real estate, and market or industry data. Our corporate site selection team is supported by over 200 professional economists including industry and country experts located at offices throughout the world. This unparalleled perspective allows us to provide unique insight on trends and costs within a community and how these compare with those in competing locations. More mundanely but of equal importance, our global experts help us better mine national statistical databases around the world.
- Completely Independent Analysis: Unlike many of our competitors, Oxford Economics’ site selection team provides its analysis free from conflict-of-interests. Our compensation is never tied to a transaction or contingency fee. This also allows us to work seamlessly with the real estate transaction team of the client’s choosing and assures our clients that each will receive the best conflict-free advice possible.
For more information, contact Dan Levine at DanLevine@OxfordEconomics.com or (646) 503-3067.
Dan Levine, Practice Leader, Location Strategies and Economic Development, joined Oxford Economics in 2014. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Dan led the Location and Incentives Consulting Practice at ADP, Inc. and owned and operated a boutique corporate relocation consulting company, MetroCompare LLC. In these capacities, Dan has conducted corporate relocation studies throughout the United States including projects for call, business process outsourcing, and shared service centers; manufacturing plants and headquarters locations. During these engagements, Dan negotiated incentive packages cumulatively worth well over $100 million. Past clients include Burlington Coat, LATAM, Citigroup, Dyson, Whitson Food, Superior Cake, and Novartis.
In addition, Dan has led economic development projects throughout the Western Hemisphere including projects in Brazil (airline hub), the Bahamas (strategy), Guyana (aviation) and Puerto Rico (Science Park). Dan previously served as Assistant State Treasurer of New Jersey where he led many of that state’s economic development efforts and Chaired, the Commerce and Economic Growth Commission.
Dan is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (Masters) and earned his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Oxford Economics is a global leader in providing innovative, best-in-class economic research and consulting services to corporate decision-makers around the world. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you, too.