Take Caterpillar Inc. with their HQ office located in rural Peoria, Illinois. There has been a lot of talk lately on whether it might be better suited for Cat to take its business to a bigger city in Illinois, like downtown Chicago. Here's the latest:
The plans to build a new office complex in Downtown Peoria have been scrapped [1/31/17], and the company will move its global headquarters to the Chicago area by the end of the year. -- Source: Journal StarWill Peoria still be the center of the universe for Caterpillar? After all, they want to remain local and global. If you are a customer based in India, do you think it makes a difference? A lot depends on where a specific product is manufactured -- Brazil, the UK or downtown Chicago? Your guess is as good as mine.