Geopolitics, development incentives, and material costs… all influencing reshoring and a state of flux in manufacturing

Geopolitics, development incentives, and material costs… all influencing reshoring and a state of flux in manufacturing March 5, 2024

Toronto, ON – Global commercial real estate advisor, Avison Young, today releases the sixth  story in its 2024 Drivers of Change series, with a focus on major disruptions and trends impacting industrial real estate strategy.

From trade routes impacted by conflict to port congestion and energy prices, supply chains are trending toward a growing preference for reshoring and nearshoring strategies.

Additionally, credit and incentive programs are boosting emerging sectors in advanced manufacturing, clean technology, and renewable energy; and as EV vehicles continue to break sales records, we are seeing location decisions for critical supply networks and facilities benefit from a mix of funding benefits.

“Where and what businesses should base their production operations right now requires a mix of expertise, including knowledge of labor markets, transportation, supply chain, location-specific regulations, operational risk, taxes, and various development credits and incentives at a minimum,” shares Todd Ohlandt, Principal, Location Strategy at Avison Young. “All build toward what will be most advantageous for companies, communities, and local economies.”

About the Drivers of Change series
With the world in a perpetual state of flux, from rising interest rates to extreme weather, the series delves into topics and issues that are at the forefront of business, the economy, and commercial real estate – from housing, to supply chain trends, to Artificial Intelligence. Ten thought leadership pieces from Avison Young experts demonstrate how, without change, there is no growth, innovation, nor progress.

See the Drivers of Change series.

See the Manufacturing’s Path Forward story

About Avison Young

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