Boyd in the News

Recognized as a leading authority in the field of corporate site selection,  Boyd is frequently quoted by media around the nation as a knowledgeable and trusted source for its coverage of corporate relocation and the economy.   A sample of Boyd news articles from the print and electronic media are included below.  Industry analysts, developers and students of the corporate site selection field may find this unique compendium a useful research source. 

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Special Industry Focus: Supply Chain Site Selection

Click on the image below to access a series of Boyd articles from current and past “State of Logistics” issues of Supply Chain Quarterly, the official publication of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).   The Boyd articles provide useful insights and economic data on supply chain site selection.  Boyd has been very active in this sector with clients UPS, Dell, Century 21 Stores, HP,  Boeing, Gwynnie Bee, among others. In the late 1980’s, a pioneering Boyd study of alternative home delivery systems to the USPS carried out with McKinsey & Co. helped pave the way for many of the “last mile” supply chain strategies adopted by the e-commerce industry.  

John Boyd Site Selection

Emerging Site Selection Driver: Social Impact

Social Impact” – is emerging as an important driver in corporate investment and site selection decisions here in the U.S. and around the globe.  Here is a collection of Boyd contributions to Investment Monitor’s series on the United Nation’s top five Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):   Poverty, Hunger, Health, Education & Gender Equality that address social impact and equitable development goals.  In The Bond Buyer,  Boyd comments on the growing role of social impact in corporate site selection decisions and how Wall Street is rewarding companies for their positive social impact.

SDG1 – Poverty:

SDG2 – Hunger:

SDG3 – Health:

SDG4 – Education:

SDG5 – Gender Equality:

SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities:

SDG13 – Climate Action:

The Bond Buyer – Social Impact

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Amazon HQ2

Click on the image below for an interesting collection of Boyd media interviews on the headquarters site search by e-commerce giant Amazon – dubbed Amazon HQ2. The epic, 18-month search carried out in 2017 and 2018 captivated the public, politicians, policy wonks and economic developers from throughout the country.

Academics and students of the corporate relocation and economic development fields may find this unique collection a valuable research tool as well as a window into many of the candidate U.S. and Canadian cities in this historic corporate site search. Amazon HQ2, a top business story in the 24-hour news cycle, brought into public discourse controversial topics like tax incentives, social impact, gentrification, social & religious freedom legislation, eminent domain, living wage and the impact of the coveted millennial workforce on corporate site selection.

Hq2 Amazon

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