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Site Selection Strategy With Proven Results

Over the last 40 years, GLS has advised clients to choose the optimal location for their new, expanding, or relocating manufacturing operation. We have supported both domestic capital investment and foreign direct investment projects.

Connecting Facilities and Communities

Our site selection, due diligence, and incentive negotiation services assist corporations in identifying a location for a sucessful future operation.

For states, regions, and communities, our economic development consulting services leverage our significant site selection experience to conduct detailed site assessments and develop unique solutions that assist locations in attracting future projects.

With skills honed from decades of leadership in the worldwide location services division of a major construction and engineering firm, followed by successful individual consultancies serving clients around the globe, GLS has the experience and technical expertise to serve a variety of clients.  In addition to our in-house knowledge and skills, GLS can also tap world-class engineers, technical experts, and project developers of some of the largest construction companies in the world as needed to provide additional advantages to our clients.

Site Selection Services

Incentive Negotiation and Compliance

GLS leverages our extensive experience to conduct economic incentive negotiations on your behalf, maximizing your ROI. Once the location has been determined, our team is with you for the long term providing incentive compliance services, thereby minimizing the administrative burden on your team and insuring that you receive all the incentives you were awarded.


Location Benchmarking

A critical tool that is used to screen potential locations to quickly and accurately gauge each location’s advantages and disadvantages for specific operations.


Site Selection

Using proven methodology and over 50 years of industry experience, GLS helps you arrive at a best, balanced site location choice.


Technical Site Due Diligence

GLS will conduct detailed analysis and review of finalist sites, commissioning necessary studies and identifying any risks that need to be mitigated.


Alignment and Training

For companies looking to perform the site selection process internally, GLS can help project teams properly prepare for a successful site search.


Economic Development Services

Industrial Site Audit

The Industrial Site Audit yields a third party, experienced, and unbiased perspective of your site, its infrastructure, utilities, etc. GLS will identify major risks, recommend necessary mitigations, and provide cost estimates for work that is necessary to attract future investment.


Site Competitiveness Study

A Site Competitiveness Study compares numerous aspects of a site and location, both cost and conditional, to other competing sites and locations. Analysis will identify a site's strengths and weaknesses, as well as industries that should be targeted in future marketing.


Industrial Site Identification

Our Industrial Site Identification process helps economic development organizations identify real estate properties and provides the strategy to develop them appropriately.


Industrial Asset Optimization

Our Industrial Asset Optimization process will map the existing industry and infrastructure in a given region to identify potential industries and companies that would be a good fit.



Looking to develop and train your economic development team? GLS provides customized investment readiness training programs to help economic developers and economic development organizations attract future projects, business investment, and new jobs.


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