National Consultant Provides Site Selection Update

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 3:42pm

A national site selection expert cited Oklahoma as a cost-effective location for new industry, but cautioned that the state must resist major program cuts and fully market its benefits to the global corporate community.

“You must continue to get the message out about Oklahoma, especially to corporate decision makers,” he said.

Ed McCallumEd McCallum, principal of McCallum Sweeney Consulting spoke to a standing room only crowd at the Roundtable’s fall meeting on October 21, 2010 at the Governor’s Mansion.

McCallum provided Roundtable members with an in-depth look at the corporate site selection process. “Location selection remains very competitive and is a process of elimination, “he said.

He said every location decision focuses on three primary categories; physical conditions (sites/infrastructure); operating conditions (Labor, education, training, utilities and taxes); and living conditions (Housing, medical, education, leadership, appearance, congestion, culture and recreation).