Feasibility Studies

New Markets. Strategic Locations.

Assessing the financial viability of a business expansion into a new market is challenging, as many cost factors and parameters required for business planning are difficult to obtain.

Navigator offers comparative studies for companies seeking to invest in new production locations in North America.

Research and Insight into Investment Feasibility Considerations:

  • benchmarking a U.S. vs. Mexico or Canada business expansion
  • benchmarking regional and community operational cost and business environment factors
  • benchmarking on-site expansions vs. greenfield investments closer to new and growing markets

International executives find the American operating cost landscape complex with the different state and local tax regimes, non-statutory wage and benefit rates, varying utility rates and the like.

We highlight potential operating costs, help you mitigate risks early in your planning and share our knowledge about the respective business environments.

Our goal is to provide viable facility or location options that form the basis for executive decision-making. We have developed proprietary methodology customizable to our clients’ projects.

Our Services:

  • Discussing your project and business plan in-depth
  • Defining your expectations and the possible geographic focus
  • Benchmarking select geographic locations
  • Focusing on key factors like customer clusters, future markets, work force and logistics
  • Analyzing and comparing operating cost factors
  • Outlining potential incentive opportunities

U.S. vs. Mexico or Canada Considerations

The adoption of the USMCA Treaty which replaced NAFTA and took force in 2020 has helped American, Canadian and Mexican companies return to previous levels of trade with an estimated $3.6 billion of cross-border trade daily.

Each country offers unique location advantages which may benefit your company and your strategic objectives. Navigator presents the “Pro’s and Con’s” of operating your business in these countries, including the assessment of relevant location factors. We identify comparative cost advantages, current market developments and risk factors.

Our site selection consulting expertise in North America makes us the right partner to support your strategic expansion project from an early stage.