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site location:

Site selection is the enterprise development process of searching for a location for expanding an existing operation or the starting up an entrepreneurial venture. Also, its part of the process of planning for a relocation. In any case, site selection involves searching for a location. It means doing site location work. As a term that defines the component of enterprise development that is a location search process, site location has the same meaning as site selection. Take a look at various .network glossary site selection related terms that begin with the word location.

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... a continent or other top tier geographic area. Examples are listed in following suggestions of keyword combinations useful in searching for places of interest ... suggestions intended as a first brush at showing how site selection location searches online work. Members of the target audience of The Network typically think, however, of site selection in terms of target regions within countries or beginning at the national-level. The Network mission is supported with demonstrations of keyword searches, such as what you see below. Access a sampling of many of them in the resource archive.

Copy and paste the text lines in italics to the search engine at the top of the page, keeping quotation marks intact where you see them. Try substituting the name of a country or location identity string for a for place within a country for the name of a global region.

Search the Web for ... Africa "site selection" contacts development
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Search the Web for ... Asia "site selection" contacts development
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Search the Web for ... Eastern Europe "site selection" contacts development
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Search the Web for ... Middle East "site selection" contacts development
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Search the Web for ... North America "site selection" contacts development
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Search the Web for ... Oceania "site selection" contacts development
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Search the Web for ... South America "site selection" contacts development
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Search the Web for ... UK "site selection" contacts development
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Search the Web for ... Western Europe "site selection" contacts development

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See city-region; global city-region; region as an area for site selection

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A development alliance created data standards which are published at the website of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). A definition of location data standards has a link for accessing the spreadsheets. The Development Alliance website states that it's a ... source of community information for companies seeking business/facility locations.

The following quote is from www.developmentalliance.com ... (the website) has several data sets that make it the most efficient and cost-effective way to promote a community on the Internet. It even has a criteria based search engine that allows users to compare communities using 20 different criteria.
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Data Standards Guidelines: What They're About, and What They're NOT About, an article by Shari Barnett published in Site Selection Magazine, November 2001. Site Selection is published by Development Alliance partner Conway Data.

Getting Started: Putting Together the Site Selection Data Standards by Shari Garmise, Ph.D. is a resource paper published at DevelopmentAlliance.com. It mentions that American Community Network the standards to use almost immediately after their development.

Focus List Data Defined published at DevelopmentAlliance.com states that community profiles carried on the website ... are submitted and maintained by cities and towns across the US using the IEDC site selection data standards.

The original focus of (the Development Alliance) ... was to identify those elements or data points typically used in the location identification process and, to the extent possible, to agree on a common format for requesting the information. (The volunteer committee was) ... asked to identify where and/or how to ascertain this information. In essence, (the committee was) ... asked to develop guidelines for the economic development community to use in gathering information about their communities (source of quote).

It should be pointed out that the guidelines, as site selection standards, mentioned in the above quote facilitate the presentation of information in location packages and community profiles as well at economic development websites for comparative analysis.

An Efficient Search Strategy for Site-Selection Decisions in an Expert Systemdashresource paper by A. Arentze, Aloys W. J. Borgers and Harry J. P. Timmermans from Geography Analysis (1996), Ohio State University Press ... This paper describes an algorithm for spatial search, which is used in an expert system for site selection. (It is) able to find the best site in the area of interest event when the number of possible sites is large and many decision criteria are involved ... (quote from the paper)
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The Essentials for Successful Site Selectiondashby Dennis Donovan, consultant (2007)
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A Field Guide to Site Selectiondash(basics are) ... traffic flow, market analysis, property size, zoning restrictions, among other factors. But, site selection considerations for a restaurant differ widely from those for warehouse properties. Learn the basicsdashand then venture into site selection for office, retail, restaurant, hotel, and warehouse properties ... Quote is part of an invitation by Mary Martinez. Manager, Library & Information Services, Realtor.org, the website of the National Association of Realtors (USA). The link inside the quote goes to an NAR list of resources.
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Food Engineering Magazinedasha quote from site selection consultant, Dennis Donovan, 6/02: ... deciding to build a new plant, revamp an existing facility or embark on an expansion may make you wonder if there aren't eight sides to every question. With a project that could take anywhere from three months to three years to complete depending on your need for speed or your preparedness for the process, organization is everything.
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Shifting markets, industry consolidation, and as every plant manager knows, a workforce able to handle the growing use of automated systems, all make site selection a challenge.dashmore quotes from Donovan in the .network resource archive.

The Site Selection Checklist: Prepare Your ApproachdashArea Development magazine article by Brad Lindquist and Phil Schneider, Deloitte Consulting GEO Group (11/08), Site Selection / Facility Planning Section. (search the publication for more information)

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Site Selection ResourcesdashUniversity of Washington, Department of Geography, Economic and Business Geography website ... a resource under sporadic development by a retired faculty member, Gunter Krumme

Site Selection for the Technology Industrydash2004 Trade & Industry Development magazine article by Angelos Angelou of AngelouEconomics. The magazine is published by Due North Media, a division of Due North Consulting, Inc, Birmingham, AL

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