7 Critical Steps to Selecting an Ideal Location in the US

A Proven Site Selection Process for International Companies

Site selection is a complicated and overwhelming task on its own. Searching for a site in an unfamiliar country significantly increases the complexities and risks involved. There are important considerations and questions to ask:

  • How can I maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the site selection process?
  • How do I establish the appropriate site selection criteria?
  • Where do I go to find available properties?
  • How do I compare potential operating regions and locations?
  • What resources are available to help me get and analyze the pertinent data I need to make a decision?
  • How do I schedule in-person site visits—and what should those visits include?
  • What should I consider before I make a final location decision?

Our comprehensive guide will help you answer these questions and more. Download and read our proven 7-Step Process to Select the Ideal Site Location in the U.S.

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In this comprehensive guide, we provide a proven process for successful site selection in the U.S. by delivering valuable insights into available tools, the types of data needed to guide your decision, and choosing the right partner to help make a confident decision.

Our guide will help you:

Determine the operating requirements of your new operation

Evaluate potential business regions and where to find potential properties that meet your needs

Eliminate sites with in-depth site evaluations before you visit

Ask the right questions when you visit properties on your short list

Explore utility and energy benefits at your target location

Site selection is a strategic process of weighing business costs, expected returns, and hard-to-quantify intangibles that will ultimately determine the success of your location—and ultimately, your bottom line.

AEP’s Economic Development team has been advising businesses on the site selection process for decades. Over time and countless projects, we have developed a proven approach that helps companies big and small minimize risk and maximize return on investment.  As one of the largest utilities in the U.S., we bring unique market and regional intelligence to the table to help you identify the optimal location for your business—saving you time, cost, and risk throughout the process.

Read to discover our proven process to make your corporate site selection project a success.

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