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Taxes / Incentives

The R&D Tax Credit — A Game-Changer for Manufacturers

Dean Zerbe, National Managing Director, alliantgroup (Q2 2016)

Recent legislation making the R&D tax credit permanent is a big boon to manufacturers of all sizes, helping them to innovate and expand. More

Public/Private Partnerships Help Entrepreneurs Bring Ideas to the Marketplace

Jeff Troan, Principal, Hickey & Associates, LLC (Q2 2016)

By obtaining technology and scientific grants, government performance contracts, and economic development support, innovative companies can quickly flourish. More

Location & Incentive Opportunities and Strategies: The Value in Exploring “the Rest of the Story”

Tom Dubel, Senior Director, Location and Incentive Strategies, Altus Group (Q2 2016)

If a company can prove its value to the community where it is or wants to be located, it may be able to secure a valuable incentives package as a result of telling “its story.” More

Evaluating the U.S. Corporate Tax Environment

Joel Walters, Leader, U.S. Inbound Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (Location USA 2016)

The United States offers tax advantages to foreign investors in the form of a stable tax environment, federal and state-level tax incentives, and a fair dispute resolution system. More

12th Annual Consultants Survey: Clients’ Robust New Facility/Expansion Plans Revealed

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2016)

Two thirds of the consultants believe the economy is on a continuous growth track, and nearly all are busy helping clients with new facility and expansion plans. The primary recipient of these new facilities will be the Southern states. More

30th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Cautious Optimism Reflected

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2016)

New facility and expansion plans are up slightly on a year-over-year basis, although finding skilled labor is once again top of mind. Nearly half the respondents believe the U.S. economy is on a continuous growth track. More

Weighing Economic Incentives in the Location Decision

Bradley Migdal, Executive Managing Director, Transwestern (Q1 2016)

The strength of the industrial market gives companies the upper hand when making site selection decisions. More

U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies Update

Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates, LLC (Q1 2016)

Growing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies. More

In Focus: Incentives No More - Why States are Changing Course on Incentives

Tim Cook, CEO, KSM Location Advisors and Katie Culp, President, KSM Location Advisors (Q1 2016)

As some states table or modify their incentives programs for financial and/or political reasons, growing companies need to take these actions into account when making location decisions. More

The Importance of Energy and ICT Infrastructure in Site Selection as Cloud Computing Broadens

Larry Gigerich, Managing Director , Ginovus (Q1 2016)

Reliance on a community’s telecom and energy infrastructure has heightened the importance of these factors in the location decision-making process for both the providers and users of cloud computing services and the IoT. More

Naughty or Nice: Which States and Locations Will Bring Business Executives Holiday Cheer?

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Managing Director & Practice Leader, Site Selection and Business Incentives Group, BDO USA and Michelle Cammarata, Director, Site Selection and Business Incentives Group, BDO USA (Directory 2016)

If you’re contemplating a relocation or expansion or are consolidating operations, you will inevitably be evaluating your existing locations to determine if they are productive business partners. How do you decide which economic development agencies are naughty or nice? More

Why Location Matters to Manufacturers in Lessening the Tax Bite

Hartley Powell, Tax Managing Director and National Practice Leader , GLES , KPMG and David Padykula, Senior Associate, State and Local Tax Group, KPMG (Directory 2016)

A manufacturing company must carefully assess the type of taxes imposed and the methodology in computing these taxes in each location under consideration. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #3: Available Land Becoming Scarcer

Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor,  (Q4 2015)

Market conditions are tight, but some states are certifying large sites as shovel-ready in order to make sure they have an inventory on hand. More

Incentives for Advanced Manufacturing: Out of Step with the Times

Dan Emerson (Q4 2015)

Automation and other process improvements have drastically reduced the number of workers needed to achieve a given level of productivity. Have state governments that use tax breaks and other inducements to attract industrial projects updated their incentives to reflect these changing times? Conversations with site selection consultants and state officials paint a varied picture. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #10: Corporate Tax Rate Takes a Big Bite

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q4 2015)

The tax rate varies, depending on location and type of facility, and the tax laws are in constant flux. More

Companies Diversify Shallow Economies While Building New Markets

Charlie Spies, CEO, CEI Capital Management (Q4 2015)

The New Markets Tax Credit program has helped companies to establish and expand their businesses, while bolstering the distressed economies of their chosen locations. More

Incentives, Trained Workers Help Food Processors to Grow in Cumberland County, New Jersey

Area Development Research Desk (2015 Food Processing)

A host of local, state, and federal incentives — as well as the availability of a well-trained workforce — has made it attractive for food processors such as Bridor and Allied Specialty Foods to grow in Cumberland County, N.J. More

Integrated Planning for Food Processing Facility Expansion

Cory Wendt, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (2015 Food Processing)

Developing a successful facility expansion strategy requires focused insights from all teams led by a full-time project manager and often aided by outside expertise. More

How to Navigate the Law When Doing Business in Canada

Geoffrey S. Belsher, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and Stefania Zilinskas, Associate, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Location Canada 2015)

Individuals and business wishing to establish a business in Canada need to familiarize themselves with the laws concerning forms of organization, FDI, competition, taxation, labor, privacy, the environment, and more. More

Tax Cuts and New Investment Programs Advance FDI in Canada

Howard Silverman, President & CEO, The CAI Global Group and Marc Beauchamp, Vice President & Partner, The CAI Global Group (Location Canada 2015)

Federal and provincial tax cuts and new investment programs have proven a strong draw for foreign investors in machinery, equipment, and facilities in Canada. More

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