U.S. Business: The Site Finders

The chateau dwellers in France's Loire River Valley, the vegetable dealers in London's Covent Garden and the truck assembly-line workers in Hagerstown, Md., probably have no idea of how closely their lives are linked to a New York and Chicago firm called the Fantus Co. Fantus is the world's largest and busiest company devoted to an increasingly important specialty: searching out new plant sites for corporations and advising job-starved towns on what sort of new industries they are best suited to attract. Last week it started work on the most far-reaching project in...

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