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New Assembly Warehouse Costs

How much would it cost to open an assembly warehouse, as an international citizen, in the U.S.? Details: - 5,000sq ft space that would include the office, inventory space, and assembly line. -about a 20 person staff (includes all sales, managers, assembly persons) -Obtaining parts from other countries and brining it here in the US to assemble and sell here. -Small parts for a camera What would be the costs and the steps to take? Which State would be the best option for it? Any taxes, tariffs, customs fees for parts coming in? Special permits/licenses? Thank you.


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Scott MacDonald
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So many issues.

You have 50 states to chose from, so you need to narrow it down. Most states have a Department of Commerce, or something similar that can help you find a location through and RFP process.

I work with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and they also try to locate companies to relocate to South east Oklahoma where utilities, rents and wages are some of the lowest in the US. Oklahoma is also centrally located in the US if that is important.

My advice is to sit down first and decide what is important to you. Space, locations, type and amount of power needed, utility rates, wages, business friendly regulations, etc. Also look at a map and determine where your customers are and what location would best serve them. Quality of life, commute times, etc are also important. But only you can determine those. Then classify each as "need" or "want". This will help you quantify what is most important.

Good luck.


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