19 Sep Site Selection: Testing the waters – Wisconsin’s health systems control employer costs and maximize employee care
For any company that plans to open a new facility, or expand an existing one, the decision must make financial sense. In most cases, the two biggest concerns are quality of the work force and the cost of that work force (wages and benefits). Plenty of states have high-quality work forces. That means the decision on where to locate often comes down to the cost of labor — and health care is a
huge part of that cost.
Health care costs increase about 10-12 percent every year. HR directors expect that to jump to 12-15 percent in 2014 when the Affordable Care Act kicks in, which makes reducing health care costs that much more imperative. Read the full Site Selection article here.