Hello Investors, Partners & Friends,
According to a survey of 229 executives released by real-estate firm CBRE Group, Inc. last month, half of corporate real-estate executives rated talent availability as the leading consideration in business moves and expansions, while only 31 percent named real estate cost as a top factor. Other, more traditional considerations – such as the quality of a location’s infrastructure, and access to new markets and customers – ranked lower (36 and 40 percent, respectively).
Businesses are having to adapt to new labor force trends in order to remain competitive, so is the Fox Cities Regional Partnership. In addition to focusing on traditional business retention and attraction strategies, our team has also developed innovative programs. Talent Upload and the brand new Download Fox Cities, coming in June 2016, help to attract, retain and grow the in-demand talent that local employers and entire community depend on to continue to grow.
All My Best,
Vice President, Economic Development
Fox Cities Regional Partnership