Georgia food processors' location determinants and attraction-retention-expansion factors
Dorfman, Jeffrey H.
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This article examines the factors that influence the location choices of food and kindred products processors/manufacturers (SIC 20 and 21) in Georgia. Attraction-retention-expansion managerial considerations are also assessed. A five-point Likert Scale was used to ascertain the relative importance of numerous factors sorted into six categories: infrastructure, environmental policy/legislation, fiscal policy, market concerns, labor, and quality of life. Other information obtained in the mail survey included the type of food product(s) manufactured, the number of employees, estimate of annual sales, target market location, and general business concerns. Of most importance for the 150 respondents (922 surveys distributed) are issues related to work force training, energy and utilities, environmental regulations or issues, human resource issues, and raw products and agribusiness development.