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Plant Location Selection Techniques
by Edwin M. McPherson

Plant Location Selection Techniques 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.

This book was designed to provide you with a checklits of things to do in analyzing a potential site. It was also designed to provide state and local industrial development staffs guidance in their efforts to obtain industry.

Contents

Introduction

  • Background
  • Key Preparations
  • Industrial Development Economics

Evaluating Tools

  • Developing a Location Yardstick
  • Plant Reviews

Plant Layout

  • Sizing a Plant
  • Layout

Business Plan

  • Score's Outline

Environment/Natural Resources

  • Mineral Resources
  • Agricultural and Forest Resources
  • Water
  • Climate

Population-Labor Supply

Markets

Utilities

  • Power
  • Fuel
  • Effluent and Waste Disposal

Topography-Acreage

Buildings

Transportation

  • Transportation as a Location Factor
  • Air
  • Rail
  • Truck
  • Water
  • Community Data

Tangible Versus Intangible Factors of Location

Development and Use of Economic Data Sheets

Funding Industrial Development

  • Local Inducement for Industrial Development
  • Industrial Development Corporations or Foundations (IDC/F)
  • Capital Formation and Credit Facilities
  • State Development Groups

Early Creation of Cities

  • Legislative Creation of Communities
  • Importance of Trade Routes

Early Uses of Legislation to Build Industry

  • Mercantilist's Era
  • Kameralists' Era

Geopolitics-Expanding Self-Sufficient Pivotal Regions

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

Summary of Part Three-Historical Basis for the Growth of Cities

Theories of Plant Location

  • Economic
  • Industrial Geography
  • Engineering
  • Political Theories
  • Summary of Theories

Public Policy in Respect to Location

  • National Taxes and Service
  • State and Local Taxes and Services
  • Legislation of Planning for Development
  • Evaluating Existing Plants
  • Specific Problems in Plant Location

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

Summary and Conclusion

Appendices

  • Analyzing a Location in an Underdeveloped Country - A Case Study
  • 807 Tariff Convention

Index

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