Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainable Development

Site Selection

We understand how successful site selection impacts the bottom line for a client. Understanding or helping to determine a client's needs based on specific criteria - target customers, labor force makeup, competition, wage rates, populations and infrastructure - allows our research team to aid clients in selecting sites in various markets and under numerous conditions.

In addition, we also understand that the expansion or relocation of any business or organization is a complex and multifaceted process. While the process represents a significant financial and logistical commitment when done effectively, it often results in a new opportunity for future growth.

Our team has worked with businesses and communities in various project capacities. Our site selection service enables the growth of its clients by helping cut costs, save time, maximize government opportunities and match the right community with your corporate goals and culture.

Through our in-house expertise and through collaborative partnerships, we are pleased to deliver the following services:

  • Site Selection & Community Evaluation.
  • Workforce Relocation Assistance.
  • Labor Market Studies
  • Incentives Negotiation


Unlike other site selection firms, SHORT ENTERPRISES does not represent any real estate holdings or offer in-house brokerage services. As a result, our team conducts rigorous national, regional and intra-state searches without conflict or building bias. Each client is represented completely confidentially throughout the process.


We have experience working in economic development organizations crafting economic incentive programs and administering the programs. We have worked with companies to locate facilities and with economic developers to effectively market their regions. As a result, SHORT ENTERPRISES understands this nuanced process from both the public and private side and offers this complete perspective to every engagement, enabling us to provide a completely unbiased, customized and confidential evaluation of markets, communities and sites.


Clients are sometimes eligible and receive cash or reimbursement-based grants and other incentives as part of the negotiation process. SHORT ENTERPRISES does not charge any success-based fees against these grants or incentives. Our clients receive 100% of any benefit for which they are eligible.


a) SHORT ENTERPRISES first works to gain a complete understanding of the events and context surrounding the decision to relocate or expand operations. Corporate operations and culture are discussed to determine both the logistical and human demands required from a potential location.

b) Targeted states are identified and regions within those states are pre-qualified. Based on this high-level framework, we begin the detailed location analysis evaluating critical site factors such as workforce, infrastructure, utilities, site/building availability, operational costs and public policy environment.

c) Locations meeting the required parameters are identified and personal contact is made with state and regional economic development officials. The client is represented anonymously during these meetings as specific sites and buildings are further qualified.

d) As sites are eliminated due to permanent limitations, SHORT ENTERPRISES begins the process of incentives qualification and negotiation. Ultimately, two to three sites will be presented along with a complete incentives package to the client for final selection.