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Manufacturing Project Development Office

Labor analytics, site suitability assessments, credits and incentives and more: Let us help you navigate expanding or relocating.

Manufacturing Project Development Office

  1. Ryan Holzhueter

    Ryan Holzhueter

    Senior Director

  2. Cory Wendt

    Cory R. Wendt


Large capital-spend projects are complex. Manufacturers and project owners benefit from working with our project development office for support from concept through finance and construction. Overcome market challenges with our solutions for labor analytics, site selection, financial modeling and more.

    Whether you are expanding production capacity or reshoring/nearshoring suppliers to be closer to base operations and end customers, our manufacturing project development office can act as a go-to resource. Our data-driven, structured approach minimizes risks and improves ROI. We pair our deep industry knowledge with analytic tools to assess potential markets and labor costs, inform site selection and optimize supply chains.

    We don’t stop there. What sets us apart is our ability to continue providing value to manufacturers through project launch. Our team is experienced in working with economic development corporations and municipalities. We can manage contractor negotiation, structure funding, credits and incentives and drive long-term success with managed analytics for ongoing operations.

    Baker Tilly's Manufacturing Project Development Office

    Our Project Development Office project phases

    We work with manufacturing clients to reach higher returns on their capital developments through informed decision making at each phase of development.

    • Phase 1: Concept
    • Phase 2: Feasibility
    • Phase 3: Detailed design
    • Phase 4: Project finance
    • Phase 5: Project launch

    Phase 1


    Determining why you should invest, divest, or consolidate, or move operations is a key understanding that can influence the direction of the project. We guide owners in reviewing their goals, performance expectations, and asset utilization strategy.

    Phase 2


    Determining how the transformations should occur and where assets and infrastructure should be, are critical factors in the project’s success. Through drafting a feasibility study, creating sound financial models, and determining site selection requirements, a project can be better positioned for financial success. And in this tough hiring market, our labor analytics can ensure your company’s future is located where the workforce is able to support growth.

    Phase 3

    Detailed design

    During this phase, the operations and supply chain models, resource requirements, location requirements, and market variables are reviewed to ensure the project meets the needs set in the business plan.

    Phase 4

    Project finance

    This phase identifies tax credits, incentives, grants and debt options that complete the capital stack as required to meet project financial return thresholds. Contractor terms and agreements are finalized prior to project launch.

    Phase 5

    Project launch

    Through effectively managing staffing, operations analytics, project accounting, and contractor relations, the project will be set up to move into construction and operations with an eye on long term success for all vested parties.

    Labor analytics

    Workforce shortages are real. Now more than ever, it is critical to assess labor availability and cost when a manufacturer is looking to expand or relocate facilities.

    Baker Tilly’s project development office guides manufacturers through a site suitability analysis that includes a nationwide site review and comparison on key labor metrics. Our labor analytics solution identifies optimal regions for your project based on employment numbers, wages and even commuting patterns.

    Watch the demo below to see how our labor analytic platform works.