Gaining a deeper understanding of the economic geography of an industry and its production stages can be critical for a successful market entry. Our capabilities in geographic information systems (GIS) help us identify relevant industry clusters and underlying spatial trends that can benefit your long term investment strategy. This may include the identification of potential supplier and customer concentrations, or assessing existing R&D capabilities and access to localized knowledge in your industry. Our analytics use a complex set of indicators to identify high-performing and innovative regions – and we apply our research expertise to both the North American and European markets.
Particularly interesting in this context are the changing dynamics of the U.S. automotive cluster. Cross-sector innovation and new technologies affect the spatial distribution of the industry as a whole. We do not only focus on innovation and knowledge clusters, but on any interconnected cluster – from suppliers, over special manufacturing, services, to infrastructure-oriented clusters. Both, horizontally and vertically aligned concentrations in the supply chain.
Navigator Consulting’s customized cluster analyses and industry intelligence reports touch on questions like these, providing a basis for gaining a competitive advantage over incumbents in your industry.