GIS is often used by major corporations around the world to help manage processes such as shipping, inventory, sales, and expansion. GIS is specifically used in expansion to help determine suitable site locations for new stores, Headquarters, warehouses and other assets to a given corporation. This exercise is based on a real case study. On September 12th, 2017 Amazon announced that it would be opening up a second headquarters that would be equal in operation and size to its Seattle Headquarters. The company is currently taking proposals from different cities, however they are trying to determine which U.S. cities would be the most suitable place to build HQ2. A model will be created in ArcGIS Model Builder in order to determine the most suitable cities in the US to house the company’s new Headquarters.
Lillywhite, Jared; McStraw, Travis; and Rosas Rodriguez, Marco, "Final Laboratory Exercise - Amazon HQ2 Site Selection" (2017). Engineering Applications of GIS - Laboratory Exercises. 3.