35th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Has the Pandemic Affected the Ranking of Site Selection Factors?

21 May 2021


Will the 2020 Corporate Survey provide us with insight into the needs and priorities of companies and developers, or will the effects of the pandemic and global trade tensions have created a focus on location factors relevant to a temporary business climate that most of us hope will return to a more familiar environment?

My crystal ball is as good as the next pundit’s, but in speaking with clients, in reviewing responses in the 2020 Corporate Survey, and in interpreting current events and investment trends, my view is that those organizations that have adapted to new ways of working, solving problems, and getting business done will continue to succeed in the years ahead. At the same time, there should be no doubt that we will soon return to a familiar way of doing business, perhaps with a greater appreciation of location factors that contribute to the success of the business but also the overall quality of life for employees.

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