Market studies that help you attract and retain the right developments and users.
As industrial needs change, developers and municipalities must adapt. Mega-warehouses serving e-commerce at the periphery of metro areas and close-in, last-mile fulfillment centers have boosted industrial demand, while older industrial facilities sit empty.
Communities want good-paying industrial jobs to boost revenues and resident spending power. We help clients understand where the market demand lies for a location, reviewing different industrial uses and their requirements.
We’ve worked with diverse municipalities across the Midwest and have advised on projects spanning exurban, suburban, and city sites for warehousing, R&D, and heavy industry. Our studies provide a data-driven analysis that helps you understand the economic reality of your community and specific sites – from labor force, infrastructure, and transportation availability to access and parking needs.
As a result, we can identify where incentives are needed; provide the information to secure approvals and financing; and help you target the right users.
Future Plans for Galewood-Armitage Industrial Corridor – City of Chicago Department of Planning and DevelopmentLearn how we helped the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development understand opportunities in an industrial area. Learn More
Comprehensive Plan for Franklin Park, IL – Chicago Metropolitan Agency for PlanningSee how we helped guide industrial attraction and retention efforts to help the Village capitalize on its proximity to O’Hare Airport. Learn More
Chicago Heights, IL Comprehensive Plan Industrial Market AnalysisRead how we helped the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the City of Chicago Heights prepare its Industrial Sub-Area plan. Learn More
While leading the planning department at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, I worked with VSKA over a 3-year period on nearly 20 market analysis assignments. These varied tremendously in terms of geography, from Chicago neighborhoods to inner-ring suburbs to ex-urban communities, and in terms of the subjects addressed, from residential to industrial to commercial. I was continually impressed by the ability of Valerie and her team to work on a variety of assignments, the quality and timeliness of their work, their responsiveness to our requests, and the value that she and her team provided. I would recommend VSKA to any local government or community organization seeking to better understand the development market in their area.