Barber Business Advisors, LLC

Specializing in site selection analysis
and economic development consulting.

We'll take you there.
Welcome to Barber Business Advisors, LLC

The simple truth is your core competency is your business. Ours is evaluating places. It is our business and our passion. We are location investigators. We help companies find the best locations for their operations to succeed.

"There is a $40 million, 160-employee plant in Gadsden that would not be here had it not been for Dean."
– Mike McCain, Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority, Gadsden, Ala.

For our corporate clients, we add focus, consistency, efficiency and speed to the process of site selection, with a goal of finding that right place where the risks are lessened and success is optimized. We will take you where you need to be. Click here to see our Corporate Site Selection and Analysis brochure.

For economic development organizations, we can help you hone your message of place, understand your strengths and weaknesses and develop an action plan that works. You cannot be everything to everybody, but you can be the best place for somebody. Ask us about our Barberbiz Review and site certification program. Click here to see our Economic Development Services brochure.

Our approach is qualitatively-driven. While we will employ the latest GIS and thematic mapping technologies for purposes of analysis, we are much more about listening and developing ideas with our clients than assembling a large amount of quantitative data and talking to them in vague consultant speech. We will present information you can understand and use.

Specialty Services
For Corporate Clients:
 • Site Selection Research and Analysis
 • Operations Consolidation and Place Comparison Analysis
 • Workforce and Skill Assessments
 • Incentive Negotiation

For Economic Development Organizations:
 • Barberbiz Review
 • Site Certification
 • SWOT Analysis/Action Plan
 • Target Industry Analysis/Business Development Strategies
 • Implementing Business Retention and Expansion

You deserve better. At Barber Business Advisors, we believe that serving the customer is supreme, and we want long-term relationships with those we serve.

Our goal goes well beyond that of a consulting contract. Rather, we want to build and sustain an on-going relationship with your organization by providing superior value. For us, customer service is not a catchphrase, but a binding philosophy, because you really do deserve better.

Now let's get to work.

Dean Barber
Barber Business Advisors, LLC
Plano, Texas
Dean Barber

BarberBiz Blog

Can Manufacturing Spur a Jobs Revival?
Originally posted on Barberbiz:
In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama spoke in laudatory terms of “a manufacturing sector that’s adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s.” Well, technically that is true. Manufacturing jobs, after a long and steep decline, have grown by about 570,000 since early 2010, coming out of what… [more...]

April 14, 2014

Companies Behaving Badly
Mitt Romney was right about this – corporations are people. Or rather, a collection of people. And because people are what they are, they will inevitably mess up on occasion. In the past week alone, I have read a collection of news reports about companies making big mistakes if not behaving badly. Among them: General Motors: […] [more...]
April 6, 2014

Figuring Out This Renaissance
So I am fast coming to the conclusion that this notion of a “manufacturing renaissance” in the United States is just a matter of semantics and maybe I should just leave it at that. But here’s the deal: I keep reading about it and trying to discern what exactly the writers are referring to. What […] [more...]
March 30, 2014

BarberBiz Presents
Why Companies Should Use a Site Selection Consultant For most, this is not an area of competency.

Choosing a Location for a Manufacturing Facility: The right site will have its rewards.

When Time is Money: Why Certified Sites Make Sense Eliminating risk is a key component.

Dance with the One that Brung Ya: The Importance of BR&E Most jobs and investment come from existing industry.

BarberBiz Press
Here’s Formula For Area to Gain Jobs The Brunswick News, Brunswick, Ga June 22, 2012

Base Load Site Selection Magazine May 2012

Ship to Shore: A Love Story Site Selection Magazine May 2012

Two Mount Pleasant Industrial Properties Certified “Shovel Ready” April 2012

Let’s Talk Site Selection Magazine November 2011

Eye of the Beholder Site Selection Magazine May 2010
Barber Business Advisors, LLC
7001 Hansell Road, Suite 2427
Plano, Texas 75024
Office: 972-767-9518
Email: dbarber@barberadvisors.com

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