This book ties together history, legislation and economics to create an awareness of what chances an individual will have when he selects a location for a plant. Key costs are discussed including those mandated by the environment and by legislation. The impact of cultures, both past and present, upon the opportunity for economic success are reviewed. It is a ""How To"" and a ""Beware"" presentation of plant location, both domestic and international.
The book is designed to provide chief executive officers, manufacturing vice presidents, chief engineers and engineers a checklist of things to do in analyzing a potential plant site. It is also designed to provide state and local industrial development staffs' guidance in their efforts to obtain industry. New entrepreneurs will find this book to be useful in making presentations to financial agencies.
The do's and don'ts of plant location are dealt with from both the current and historical prospective. The impact of legislation upon manufacturing costs and thereby industry location is covered by both current and past examples.
Examples of failed locations from both industry and site planners perspectives are provided. The book shows how to choose the best location in a country through arraying the basic economic and social facts in an orderly manner. Both tangible and intangible cost analysis and factor weighting are covered. Included are the impact of customs, legal systems, ways of doing business upon costs, management style and plant efficiency.
Current legislation's potential impact upon plant location is evaluated. This review includes GATT, NAFT A, CBI and other international direct and indirect influences on markets and costs. Also the present and potential impact of OSHA, ADA, EPA and other national mandates is covered.
Chief executive officers, manufacturing vice presidents, chief engineers and engineers a checklist of things to do in analyzing a potential plant site.
Plant Location Selection Techniques, 1st Edition
Industrial Development Economics
2. Evaluating Tools
Developing a Location Yardstick
3. Plant Layout
Sizing a Plant
4. Business Plan
5. Environmental/Natural Resources
Agriculutral and Forest Resources
6. Population-Labor Supply
Effluent and Waste Disposal
Transportation as a Location Factor
12. Tangible Versus Intangible Factors of Location
13. Development and Use of Economic Data Sheets
14. Funding Industrial Development
Local Inducement for Industrial Development
Industrial Development Corporations or Foundations
Capital Formation and Credit Facilities
State Development Groups
15. Early Creation of Cities
Legislative Creation of Communities
Importance of Trade Routes
16. Early Uses of Legislation to Build Industry
17. Geopolitics-Expanding Self-Sufficient Pivotal Regions
18. United States Industrial Development
Early Colonial Development
Influence of Trade Routes on the Growth and Development of U.S. Cities
The Railroad Era of the United States
19. Summary of Part Three - Historical Basis for the Growth of Cities
20. Theories of Plant Location
Summary of Theories
21. Public Policy in Respect to Location
National Taxes and Services
State and Local Taxes and Services
Legislation of Planning for Development
Evaluating Existing Plants
Specific Problems in Plant Location
22. History of Development Agencies-Purpose and Effectiveness
United States Development Agencies
Functions of Industrial Development Agencies
Analyzing a Local Economy and Developing Its Potential
Analyzing a Regional or National Economy and Developing Its Potential
23. Summary and Conclusion