Corporate site selection is a critical element of any company’s success. WDG Consulting helps companies evaluate a complex matrix of factors that must be considered to make the best choice for new or expanded locations.

At WDG, we construct a business location strategy based on our client’s needs and objectives; these strategies are backed by our years of experience and depth of expertise in the site selection profession. When you work with WDG Consulting, you add a fully committed partner to your site selection project team. We’ll be with you, advising you and offering strategic insights, data, and negotiation skills to produce the optimal result for your company’s site selection decision. Read on below to learn more about how we develop and deploy a business location strategy for our clients.

Drivers underlying the need for a new location vary considerably and are often multi-faceted. These drivers must be clearly understood and prioritized by the combined client and WDGC project team to ensure alignment on project objectives through a business location analysis.

Rationale for seeking a new location may include: cost reduction, efficiency increase, market expansion, growth flexibility, competitive advantage gains, workforce availability and quality improvement, organizational/process transformation achievement, infrastructure enhancements, among others.

Location strategy involves a big-picture view of a client’s global (or sometimes regional /national) geographic deployment, ensuring maximum alignment of the operation’s most critical strategic objectives with the enterprise-wide real estate portfolio. With a business location analysis from WDG Consulting, you can make the best site decisions for your company.

Geographic Alignment of Business Objectives

The blueprint for corporate location strategy charts how geographic deployment best supports the attainment of key business objectives. Optimum solutions will respond to the following questions:

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WDGC stands ready to guide you through the alignment process to ensure that the overall site selection process advances your business objectives. Our role is flexible, we can either lead to the study team or provide selected expertise (e.g., labor market metrics) as a dedicated team member.