Prospect Live – S2A Modular (Project Energy Homes)

In this session, GSLI’s Project Director, Brooke Edwards, and Project Manager, Ashley Kleinsorge, introduce S2A Modular (Project Energy Homes) to communities and companies around the country.

The GSLI team helped communities identify the motivations, “must-haves” and tipping points of S2A Modular’s site location strategy by asking specific questions around topics like:

  • Key motivations and goals for the 35 new facility locations by 2023
  • Key site criteria needs
  • S2A Modular’s specific proposal needs, identifying “must-haves” vs “nice-to-haves”
  • Recently announced locations and the decision making process behind them

The webinar provided an opportunity for over 40 communities to get answers directly from S2A Modular’s Chief Growth Officer, Sharon Amecua.

 

S2A Modular Project Overview:

Location Interest: Multiple locations of interest across the U.S.
New Jobs Created: 150 y1, 250 y2
Acreage needed: 30-40 acres of shovel ready land. Must be located near a major interstate or highway. Company to build structures totalling 250,000 sq ft at each location.
Time Frame: 3-6 months start up at each location, 35 locations identified by 2023
Economic impact at each location: $80 million
Capital Investment at each location: $30 million

GSLI hosts new Prospect Live Webinar with modular home builder seeking 30+ factory locations in rapid factory growth

Join GSLI for a discussion with Chief Growth Officer, Sharon Amezcua, and Director of National Expansion, Jonny Kuzdas, for S2A Modular, a company creating self-sustaining, custom smart residences and commercial buildings. This webinar was put together to help S2A Modular publicly discuss their project’s needs to local and state EDOs. During the free webinar, we’ll be asking the S2A Modular site location team very specific questions about facility needs to help EDOs formulate site proposals.

On this webinar, we will cover:

  • Key motivations and goals for the 35 new facility locations by 2023
  • Key site criteria needs
  • S2A Modular’s specific proposal needs, identifying “must-haves” vs “nice-to-haves”
  • Recently announced locations and the decision making process behind them


Company information: Project Energy Homes is searching the U.S. for multiple 15-20 acre, shovel ready properties for rapid construction of multiple factory locations over the next 2 years. The company is looking for multiple locations to construct structures totaling more than 250,000 sq ft at each location. These projects will employ 250 people and generate more than $80 million of economic impact at each location.

SPEAKERS:

Sharon Amezcua
Chief Growth Officer
S2A Modular
Jonny Kuzdas
Director of National Expansion
S2A Modular
Brooke Edwards
Project Director
GSLI
Ashley Kleinsorge
Project Manager
GSLI

5 Ways To Land On A Project’s Shortlist

A poorly constructed proposal can quickly end your ability to talk to a project. Increase interest and conversations in your community’s assets with a competitive proposal! Watch our free webinar & learn insights, best practices and action items on how to land on a project’s short list.

 
Questions covered: 

Ryan Vessell, VP Of Innovation & Growth Strategy at Tyson Foods

  • What are 3 things you take into consideration when looking at a community’s proposal to your project
  • Should a community still submit a proposal even if they do not meet your project’s exact needs?  How important are incentives in your decision making?
  • Should communities present opportunities for cost savings in their proposals?
 

Daniella Gallagher, VP of Economic Development, SunCorridor Inc.

  • In your perspective, what are the top 5 things that need to be addressed in a response packet to a prospect? 
  • With some of the successful projects you have landed, or almost landed, what 3 things would you attribute to your ability to work the project?
  • You get a new lead. Briefly take us through your process of crafting a proposal for them.
 

Chris Schupp, Executive Managing Director, NAI Robert Lynn

  • While conducting market research for a site, what factors play into an EDC’s success in landing on your client’s short list? 

  • Do you typically ask for site proposals from a community? If so, what information is relevant for you to evaluate? 

  • How important are digital means to showcase buildings and assets compared to in person visits? Amid COVID-19 and beyond, is digital the new way to go? Why or why not?

Looking to increase qualified lead flow, submission feedback and project conversations? We've got the solutions and we're ready to help.

Free Webinar – 5 Ways to Land on A Project’s Short List

Have you ever spent hours forming a proposal without a clear understanding of what the project needs? Have you wondered if your proposal is competitive with other submissions? How do you know if your submission stands out among equally ideal areas? A poorly constructed proposal could quickly deter a busy CEO or site selector from reading past the first few pages. What will it take to understand the projects needs and craft an effective site proposal? What critical information must be provided? What wasted efforts and information is unnecessary in presenting your community in the best light?

GSLI’s Eric Kleinsorge will moderate this insightful discussion of site submission best practices. He is joined by panelists Ryan Vessell with Tyson Foods, Daniela Gallagher with SunCorridor Inc and Chris Schupp of NAI Robert Lynn.

By attending this webinar, you can expect to come away with:

• Best practices for submission packets to increase conversations with projects
• A set of action items to implement into your own response packet efforts
• Location decision making insight from a site selector at a Fortune 500 company

Date:  Thursday, November 5th, 2020
Time: 11 am-12 pm CST

PROSPECT LIVE – Project Pack USA

In this session, GSLI’s CEO, Eric Kleinsorge, introduces Project Pack USA to various communities and companies around the country. Eric identifies the “tipping points”, motivations and considerations that will help them find their next 2 sites in the next 12 months. The webinar provided an opportunity for several communities to get answers directly from the project for a submission to be formed.

Project Pack USA Overview:
Location Interest: Western US (NV, CA, UT,AZ) and Southern US
New Jobs Created: 80 yr1, 240 yr2, 300, yr3
Sq. Ft. Needs: 200,000 sq. ft.
Build or Lease: Build to Suit or Greenfield
Time Frame: 12 months

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PROSPECT LIVE – Project All Boxed up

In this session, GSLI’s CEO and Chairman, Eric Kleinsorge, introduces Project All Boxed Up, a multi facility corrugated box manufacturer, to communities in the states of Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. The project is looking for a Southwest facility to aid with company growth and service to their Midwest customers.  The project discussed their facility needs for communities to consider site and incentive procurement. Click below to listen to the informative call with the project’s VP of Operations.

Project Details
STATES CONSIDERING:        Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana
INDUSTRY SERVED:              Manufacturing
YEARS IN BUSINESS:            35 Years
CURRENT EMPLOYEES:       Over 700
CAPITAL INVESTMENT:         $52 Million

BUILDING SIZE:                      500,000 to 650,000 sq. ft.
LAND REQUIREMENTS:        15 to 25 ACRES
NEW EMPLOYEE NEEDS:     180

Additional Detail can be found in the Portal!

For those that want to submit their information for this project.  Please use this link.

PROSPECT LIVE – Project BLUE HQ

In this session, CEO and Chairman, Eric Kleinsorge, introduces Project Blue HQ to various communities around the country to identify new executive offices for their global headquarters. The project discussed their needs, motivations and expectations for a submission.

PROJECT BLUE HQ OVERVIEW:
New Jobs Created: 0
Sq. Ft. Needs: 2,000-3,000 sq. ft.
Build or Lease: Lease
Time Frame: <6 months

Special Needs: Project wants to locate their headquarters to a more tax-friendly state. Shelter In Place Orders from COVID has made them realize they can do a lot of their work remotely and the need for their 25-man headquarters is not essential. They will need a 5-office location with a conference room. The location will need to be somewhat secure due to the nature of their federal contracts they secure. Taxes will be their #1 determining factor in this new location.

Click below to listen to the call!

PRESS RELEASE: Covid C.A.R.E. Response Program

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

GSLI Launches COVID C.A.R.E. Local Business Response Program for Communities.

DALLAS, TX (3/26/2020) – Global Site Location Industries (GSLI) is ramping up efforts in supporting local businesses and the domestic economy by utilizing a new set of tools found in its technology toolbox. Companies capable of adapting their technology through the crisis are doing so at a record pace as leading automotive giants are now churning out respirators instead of automobiles all while whiskey producers scramble to make hand sanitizer to help meet demand. GSLI is doing the same thing for local businesses.

“Responding to local businesses leaders’ questions and concerns will be more critical than ever now. Doing so effectively is a monumental task for many understaffed Economic Development offices, yet doing so will be the difference in local businesses keeping their doors open or closed and laying off hundreds or even thousands.  We’ve reengineered our Artificial Intelligence product to meet these demands,” stated Eric Kleinsorge, CEO and Chairman of Global Site Location Industries. 

The GSLI COVID C.A.R.E. (Coronavirus Automated Response Effort) Local Response Program takes a unique approach in supporting communities and their efforts in responding to local business concerns by utilizing AI response systems. This integrated system Records, Responds, Alerts, Prioritizes and Completes requests from local businesses that need information and answers from, many times, understaffed Economic Development offices. Instead of fearing this change, the GSLI team linked arms and stepped up to the challenge. From receiving requests and concerns to automated feedback, request prioritization, and system follow-ups, the GSLI Response Program offers an integrated system of checks and balances that captures every request.

“We have been in the business of helping communities attract new jobs and now it’s our turn to help communities keep these jobs,” Kleinsorge concluded.

To request information on how this program can help your business, please visit: LINK HERE or call (469) 778-2606.

About GSLI: ——————————————————————————–

Global Site Location Industries (GSLI) was founded in 1994 by Eric Kleinsorge with a very specific goal in mind: grow local communities while bringing business projects to life through strategic economic development partnerships. He is recognized in over 110 articles as an industry expert and has conducted interviews with well-known figures including: George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Jay Leno, Jerry Jones, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Dell, and many more.

Here at GSLI, not only do we support community branding, but we bring your community goals to life through a tailored approach attracting sustainable businesses and economic partnerships. We take pride in our reputation as an expert in assisting expanding and relocating companies partner with the nation’s finest communities throughout the nation. For more than 20 years, GSLI has been the premier partner of choice for communities – both big and small, looking to create a solid economic foundation primed for growth and success. GSLI boasts over 75 Site Location Expert offices nationwide and solid success rate in supporting the economic development community through our team of project managers, marketing gurus, web developers, and finance experts.

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