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Economic Development Arguments
June 2014
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(above) nearly $200 million investment, hundreds of skilled construction jobs , over 100 permanent high paying  jobs, recently completed in the USA.  

Welcome to the latest issue of Economic Development Arguments by Paperitalo Publications. In this edition, we
discuss a topic of great importance to your prospects. 



Jim Thompson
Transportation is important

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In my clients' minds, transportation ranks near the top in consideration of siting a new facility.  


Basic manufacturing is highly automated these days, so employment costs are a relatively small portion of the overall cost picture (which, frankly, could make such projects unattractive to you--they just do not have large numbers of employees).


Energy is usually the number one item--what does it cost and where does it come from?


But right up there is transportation.  Access to low cost transportation for raw materials and finished goods are vital components of a successful project.


Consider that a modern paper mill manufacturers between 1,000 and 2,000 tons of product per day, it is easy to see that this can quickly equate to 40 to 80 truckloads per day of outbound product alone.


We recently worked on a project that took into account another transportation aspect--customs.  This project was finally located in Niagara Falls, New York.  Why?  The many access points for crossing the international border.  East of Montana, the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area offers more access points than any other location.


So, if you have a transportation advantage of any kind, exploit it.  If you measure and find yourself coming up short, develop an action plan to sell yourself in a better light.


Talo Analytic and Paperitalo Publications are uniquely able to help you

Jim Thompson, CEO of Talo Analytic International, Inc. has served as Independent Engineer for financial institutions on approximately $6.5 billion in pulp and paper projects in the United States in the last twenty years.  No one individual has done more of these projects (about twenty unique projects).

Paperitalo Publications, a subsidiary of Talo Analytic International, Inc., has the highest ranked publications in the pulp and paper industry worldwide, PaperMoney and Nip Impressions.  Additionally, Paperitalo Publications operates the only regular podcasts to the industry, Pulp & Paper Radio International.  If you want to market to this industry, there is no better value and effectiveness available than this source.
Don't hesitate to contact us any time.

We have the expertise, over twenty years of it.  We know the markets, we know the players.  Feel free to contact us any time.
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