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

Cool in the North Country
DULUTH, Minn. – “Supposing is good, but finding out is better.” So wrote Mark Twain, a statement that should serve as a working motto for all corporate site selection consultants or anyone with a curious mind. I came here to find out. And I left with some distinct impressions. Should I ever return to Duluth […] [more...]
August 17, 2014

The Center of the World
NEW YORK – Even when I am on vacation, I cannot escape my role as a location investigator, a place sleuth. Delving into how and why a place works in the way it does is what I do as a consultant for both companies and economic development organizations. A vacation, therefore, is never going to […] [more...]
August 10, 2014

A Matter of Economic Patriotism
It’s a free country or so they say. Like every place, we here in the United States have our laws, regulations and taxes. That’s the nature of things where all governments reside, which is sometimes to the ire and discomfort of business people. And while the U.S. remains a refuge and haven for foreign direct […] [more...]
July 27, 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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