Why Use Canup & Associates?
Conducting a site location search and determining the "best-balanced" location is a highly complex and complicated decision making process. Most site location searches involve multiple states and communities, and may involve two or more countries. The amount of information and data compiled during the typical search can be overwhelming to the inexperienced. The ability to compile and organize large amounts of information and data in a manner in which it can be analyzed, interpreted, and evaluated is critical to the decision making process.
Canup & Associates brings a proven methodology and process to the client's search team. The firm provides leadership to design the study model and to identify and evaluate specific business strategies and objectives that will drive the location decision. Canup & Associates also provides dedicated resources, a focused approach, and unbiased input during the location study and the decision making process. The firm uses state-of-the-art, computerized information and data bases, and geographical information systems (GIS) to perform screening, evaluation and analysis.
Most companies conducting a site search wish to remain anonymous until they have made a decision on where to locate their operations. This preference is even more critical when the location decision may affect existing employees or existing locations. It is almost impossible for a company to conduct a search using internal resources and retain any level of anonymity. Canup & Associates provides protection of the company's identity and also provides a buffer between the company and the multitude of engineering, construction, vendor, and development companies seeking downstream business.
One of the most compelling reasons a company should use Canup & Associates is to avoid tying up valuable internal management time performing a site search. Conducting a comprehensive search requires dedicated resources, computerized information and data bases, and a significant amount of time compressed into a tight schedule. Initial visits to short-listed communities typically requires several days within each community to evaluate sites and infrastructure and to conduct in-depth evaluations and interviews with public and private representatives. Final negotiations for incentives and property acquisition also require previous experience, dedicated resources and a focused approach. Canup & Associates can perform all of these activities in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.