Vicki Horton, CEO of Evergreen’s Location Strategies practice, was featured in January’s issue of Site Selection Magazine to provide insight on key factors influencing the shifting sunbelt workforce. The article “Where, O Where Have the Laborers Gone” summarizes a recent survey completed by Site Selection Magazine covering why skilled workers are migrating to warm weather regions and the resulting impact on companies needing to increase labor pool access.
“There is a trend over the last five years that is generationally based,” says Vicki Horton. “Millennials have decided to move to second-tier cities like Charlotte, Nashville, Richmond, and Chattanooga. The labor force being there draws companies to those markets.”
The survey results reveal key business attraction focus areas for these communities, including site readiness and expanding access to training, housing, and transportation.
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Leveraging over 80 years of combined experience, Evergreen’s Location Strategies provides site selection services for clients across the United States, from viable startups to global Fortune 100 companies. Utilizing time-tested, proprietary processes, first-party data, and comprehensive analyses, the team strategically identifies all potential, ideal facility locations for each project to ensure locations are optimal for all business needs, including supply chain, available workforce, logistics, costs, tax structure, and return on investment. Our client-focused approach to Economic Development Incentives results in holistic incentive packages that are valuable and relevant to our client’s businesses. Additionally, due to our commitment to securing our client’s success, we implement the incentive package to ensure the full value is received.
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Evergreen Advisors is a middle-market investment bank and corporate advisory firm focused on servicing organizations throughout their financial lifecycles to drive successful outcomes. Serving the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Evergreen Advisors, LLC was formed in 2001 to provide innovative and strategic solutions to meet our client’s evolving business needs.