Labor Market Assessments – We help both companies and communities examine the availability and cost of talent available at specific points in their regions. We also examine the overall sustainability of the talent pool; how demographic trends will impact the pipeline of talent into an organization as compared to churn within it. We use GIS modeling tools to examine how traffic and transportation patterns impact the overall talent pool.
We compare this against real-world experience gathered through interviews with companies in each market to determine how the data is expressed in day-to-day life.
Please read more about the importance of access to talent in our article in Area Development Magazine, Who’s Got Talent? Skilled Labor and the Location Decision.
Economic Impact Assessment – We use both RIMS II modeling techniques as well as our own business attraction tools to determine the overall economic opportunities and threats posed by a proposed development or infrastructure investment. Not only do we estimate the immediate impact but also provide opinions on how the development will impact the long-term economic development of the region.
Financial Analysis – Our Big-Four heritage has provided us with the ability to examine the all-in costs of our clients’ decisions. Each project includes an evaluation of one-time and recurring costs, often examining both the cash and P&L impacts. We also model other financial decisions, such as whether to lease or own, as well as the overall financial feasibility of various courses of action.
GIS Analysis – GIS – or Geographic Information Systems – are a set of tools that allow for the evaluation of spatial data in much the same way that Excel allows for the evaluation of financial data. We utilize GIS to examine market capture rates, logistics networks, and even location decisions’ impact on employee commutes and retention.
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