||Availability (zoning). Lower acquisition (or
renting) costs. Preferential taxation.
||Proximity to terminals and customers (for imports
or exports). Lower distribution costs (distance). An important
regional market. Site accessible 24/7.
||Provision of basic utilities and roads. Leasing
of warehousing space and equipment.
||Long term relationship with at least one major
player in logistics (e.g. “Big Box” retailer).
|Planning and regulations
||Fast track (construction and operation). Additional
infrastructure (development phases). Compliance to safety, security
and environmental regulations. Free trade zone status.
|Economies of agglomeration
||Lower distribution costs (scale); shuttles
to terminals. More FTL. Shared services (labor, transloading,
|Internal multiplying effects
||Diffusion of best practices (management, information
technologies, compliance). Labor training.