Advisor(s)

Harry J. Wilson, PhD
Ohio Northern University
Business
h-wilson.1@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

This research presents the utility of a Site Suitability Analysis to help determine the viability of a business venture in a particular location. Specifically, we present the results of a case study that focuses on the area immediately around Chicago, Illinois as providing a sufficient number of customers to warrant a new and sustainable Dole Foods Distribution Center. Site Suitability Analysis provides a variety of statistical and analytical methods of analysis, which is commonly used in market research. This research presents the results of some of these methods, as applied to commonly-used datasets, and concludes that Site Suitability Analysis can provide valuable insight to consumer trends and potential spending patterns in a given area.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Dole Foods Distribution Center near Chicago, Illinois: a Site Suitability Analysis

This research presents the utility of a Site Suitability Analysis to help determine the viability of a business venture in a particular location. Specifically, we present the results of a case study that focuses on the area immediately around Chicago, Illinois as providing a sufficient number of customers to warrant a new and sustainable Dole Foods Distribution Center. Site Suitability Analysis provides a variety of statistical and analytical methods of analysis, which is commonly used in market research. This research presents the results of some of these methods, as applied to commonly-used datasets, and concludes that Site Suitability Analysis can provide valuable insight to consumer trends and potential spending patterns in a given area.