Mobility Management


Location Requirements from the Perspective of Companies

There is a large number of studies which try to research the location requirements of companies. The results of these studies are yet another source to gain insights into the relation between transport system and regional development. Most of the studies are carried out by means of detailed questionnaires or interviews. The results underline that a sample of various location factors is responsible for location choice and that the priorities vary with the type of activity.

All the surveys show that transport and mobility are some factors among many others.

Transport infrastructure is important for distribution projects (in particular highways) and headquarters projects (in particular international airports). Generally less important seem to be railway and sea port infrastructure.

However, transport infrastructure is one of the location factors directly influencing the investments of companies (see also: PWC 1998).

List of location factors (example) (Source: PWC 1998).

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