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Consultants Forum Insights

Five Tips for Successful Economic Development Collaboration

Jason Lake, Senior Managing Director, Business Incentives Practice, Cushman & Wakefield (Q4 2018)

Area Development sat with Jason Lake, Senior Managing Director, Business Incentives Practice at Cushman & Wakefield, at our Consultant’s Forum on the heel of his presentation on navigating corporate / economic development collaboration. More

The Key to Industrial Site Selection? Consumers and Labor

Rob Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Industrial Integrated Portfolio Services , JLL (Q4 2018)

Area Development sat with Rob Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Integrated Portfolio Services, at JLL, at our Consultant’s Forum to discuss the state of industrial real estate in an evolving world. More

Negotiating Incentives? Avoid These Common Pitfalls.

Jennifer Harris, Account Director, Akrete (Q4 2018)

Dave Cooper, Shareholder, Economic Development & Incentives Practice Group at Maynard Cooper & Gale, speaks with Area Development on how to deal with the challenges that often come up during the incentives negotiation process. More

The Big Five: Key Tax Credits and Public Incentives

Brad Elmer, CFA Managing Director, Baker Tilly Capital (Q4 2018)

Area Development sat down with Brad Elmer, CFA, Managing Director at Baker Tilly Capital in the wake of his presentation on tax credits and incentives in the financing package at our Consultants Forum. More

Operation Rescue: Navigating Project Pitfalls from Start to Finish

Katie Culp, President, KSM Location Advisors and Tim Cook, CEO, KSM Location Advisors (Q4 2018)

Tim Cook, CEO, and Katie Culp, president, of KSM Location Advisors discuss with Area Development how managers can anticipate and tackle the unexpected surprises that will arise during a site selection project. More

Is Your New Economy Workforce Hiding Where You Least Expect It?

Chris Schwinden, Vice President, Site Selection Group (Q4 2018)

Area Development recently sat with Chris Schwinden, Vice President, Site Selection Group, to discuss how companies can assess a location’s true workforce potential in this exceptionally tight labor market. More