Value for money
If you can afford the high initial NREs¹, the best value for the corporate dollar these days is to buy some politicians. A pork-friendly congresscritter—and it's hard to find any other kind—can be glad-handed, lobbied, lunched and wined, with lovely fat S/PAC contributions and brown envelopes for a real return on investment. (And, à la Lockheed, he can have some eye-wateringly overpriced makework shovelled to his district, pointlessly over-complicating the supply chain and introducing inefficiencies which—ah, the genius of it!—will all be paid by the taxpayer anyway, which—more genius!—won't include the corporation or its executives, who will find ways to pay less tax than their office cleaners anyway).
A well-fattened pol is a wonderful asset to the enterprise. Whether you need a quick under-handed favour to make an investigation go away, or some cover for dodgy foreign dealings, or just a nice new law with some small print relaxing environmental protection or your customers' rights, it's all available in one plump, sweaty package. Regulations to protect the consumer from corporate greed are a pesky thing, and if you can't get them completely scrapped, it's almost as effective to ensure that when you're caught with your pants down, the fines will be meaninglessly small. The mooing cattle whose privacy was serially violated, or health destroyed, can't afford decent lawyers and probably wouldn't have voted anyway.
So, best advice: buy some politicians, sit back, smile and wait for milking time!
¹ Non-Recoverable Expenses, i.e. the amount you spend setting up the enterprise and which will be lost if it doesn't get off the ground. In Beltway terms, think of these as initial junkets, lobbying feelers and slushfund cash spent on food, cocaine, hookers etc, which may be lost if the politician in question turns out to be a single-termer, is too incompetent to deliver the desired legislation, gets exposed by the press, or even—though it may sound improbable—turns out to be honest.