Training Center Location
Our client company, Intelligent Systems Incorporated (ISC), offers high-end, leading –edge IT consulting services. They have approximately 5000 employees, are headquartered in the NOVA area, work predominantly with the federal government and large government contractors, and generate $5.7B per year in sales (of services). Employees are scattered at client sites throughout the U.S. They decided to build a training center, and after an internal board down selected to 10 candidate sites (for various business and fiscal reasons) they selected Colorado Springs as the site. They are asking you, using the provided data, to justify the choice of Colorado Springs.
Approximately 5% of the workforce is in intensive, off-site, training at any one time by their internal training staff. Many of the training sessions are two or more weeks in duration, and the goal of the company is to have a location that will be desirable to the employees. Since the training is intensive, they also want to provide a wide range of activities (scheduled, formal, and informal opportunities) for the employees while in training in order to maintain employee morale and educational objectives (i.e., not have the employees burn-out during training). Their internal staff had collected data on the cities (see Training_City_data_2022 Excel file). The goal was to select the best location from an employee perspective.
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