Site Selection Magazine
MICHIGAN LEADS NATION
IN 1997 CORPORATE FACILITY INVESTMENTS
CONWAY DATA, INC.: NEWS RELEASE; FEB.18, 1998
"Michigan captured the largest number of new
corporate facilities and expansions in
1997, according to Site Selection magazine's annual tally. Detroit
ranked as the top metro area for new plants
and expansions in 1997.
Site Selection magazine's scoreboard of industry location trends
showed Michigan garnered 278 new
manufacturing facilities, 588 manufacturing expansions and 419
investments in other types of new facilities and
Location Allocation / Facility Location Bibliography
Online Buying Defies Site Selection
June 2000 [Managing Director
The Real Estate Transformation Group]
The growth of online buying undermines the key
assumptions in site selection analysis used by mass merchandisers. The rise
of the non-geocentric buying habit presents new risks for property
investors and lenders. Furthermore, current
techniques fail to anticipate the impact of
online buying, giving developers and
retailers potentially false signals on new
store profitability. The pervasive belief
wired customers will continue to shop in the
same old way is an idea ready for the dustbin of history.
Daniel, Larry. The Many Faces of Site Selection. Business Geographics,
November 1997, p.36.
"The good news is that geodemographic- aided site selection is creating a
subindustry within Business Geographics to replace once pervasive silly,
wild aspatial guess (SWAG) approaches.... Driven by careful placement of
thumbs in the wind, SWAG seems to be on the way out."
Hack, George D.,
Site Selection for Growing Companies
Hardcover (June 1999)
Quorum Books; ISBN: 1567202659
Based on over twenty years of experience, the author
of this practical guide provides the executive with
a comprehensive discussion of the issues and tools
involved in the location or relocation of a business
operation. A company's search for the ideal site is one
of the most important managerial functions....
Harding, Charles F., "Facilities Location in the 1990s," Site Selection
Magazine (Conway), June 1990, pp.685ff. (Industrial Development Section)
"Site Selection Basics", Business Geographics 5(2), Feb. 1997,
"Here's a stem-to-stern discussion that will help
you understand the basic components of site
selection, including market analysis, customer
research, data collection, modeling techniques and more."
The Telecom Connection:
How It's Rewiring the New Economy's Location Rules
Site Selection Magazine (Conway), Aug/September 1998.
“Infostructure” is dominating and
changing many location criteria,
perhaps nowhere more clearly than in
corporate call centers’ swelling ranks.
Mills, Nancy L., "A Multi-Phase Approach to Site Selection," in: Site
Selection Magazine (Conway), Industrial Development Section, June 1989,
Salvaneschi, Luigi. Location, Location, Location: How to Select the Best
Site for your Business. Oasis Press/ PSI Research, Grants Pass (Oregon),
Thompson & Associates,
Site Selection, New Advancements in Methods and Technology,
2nd ed., 1998.
"..details the latest innovations and methodologies in the location
research process used to identify and
quantify factors that impact store sales performance.
The book is ... for those making the site location
decisions for the retail, restaurant,
and banking industries and ... entering a new market."