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Taxes / Incentives

Critical Site Selection Factor #3: Available Land Becoming Scarcer

Mark Crawford (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

The Canadian Advantage: Competitive Business Costs and Low Taxes

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Location Canada 2015)

Competitive costs and low taxes help to fuel the diverse economy on display in Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories. More

Compliance: Where Incentives Are Won or Lost

Gary Marx, Managing Director, BlueCap Economic Advisors, LLC (Q3 2015)

Proper incentives compliance reporting will help a company to ensure that it receives the full value of the incentives it was offered in the application and negotiations process. More

The Case for Supplier Parks in the Automotive Supply Chain

Kim Hill, Managing Director & President, HWA Analytics and Gregory Burkart, Managing Director and Practice Leader, Site Selection & Business Incentive Advisory Services, Duff & Phelps, LLC (2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

With the auto industry in a cycle of growth, OEMs need to meet new industry standards while keeping costs in check; locating at a supplier park may help to achieve these goals. More

Renewed Expansion for Renewables Industry

Richard K. Greene, Senior Associate, Investment Consulting Associates (Q2 2015)

For companies in the renewables industry, preparing for expansion to capture growth needs to be done with care in order to capture the best deals and position the company in the marketplace. More

The Evolution of Economic Development: 1965 - 2015

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q2 2015)

Since Area Development’s inaugural issue 50 years ago, the economic development process has changed dramatically. More

Understanding Economic Incentives in Site Selection

Chris Magill, Economic Development Director, Ice Miller (Q2 2015)

Site selectors need to understand a state or community’s incentives philosophy, how the incentives are deployed, and the risks involved. More

11th Annual Consultants Survey: Consultants’ Exhibit Confidence and Increasing Project Activity

Area Development Special Presentation (Q1 2015)

The majority of those responding to the Consultants Survey feel the economy is already on a continuous growth track, which is reflected in the new facility and expansion plans of their clients. More

29th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: A Realignment of Location Priorities

Area Development Special Presentation (Q1 2015)

The location and expansion plans of our Corporate Survey respondents are not as robust as we had hoped, and their site selection priorities have been realigned, with facilities costs supplanting labor considerations. More

Well-Designed Incentives: Not a Zero-Sum Game

Christopher Steele, Global COO and North American President, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) and Laurens van der Schoor, Incentives and FDI Analyst, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) (Q1 2015)

When both a company’s and community’s goals are clear, the desired outcomes are realistic, and the responsibility of all parties expressly laid forth, benefits can be achieved for both the public and private sector. More

The Mystery Impact of Data Centers on Local Economies Revealed

John Lenio, Economist and Managing Director, Economic Incentives Group (EIG), CBRE  (Data Centers 2015)

Although they do not create as many permanent jobs as other types of projects, capital investment in data centers can be quite substantial, justifying large incentives offerings. More

Leading Practices to Consider When Beginning the Location Decision Process

Michele Kitch, Senior Manager, State and Local Tax, KPMG (Directory 2015)

Identifying all stakeholders early on, defining evaluation criteria, staying ahead of the changing environment, and assessing risk lead to obtaining an appropriate site and avoiding costly mishaps. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #7: Lower Corporate Tax Rate Rates = Stronger Economies

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor,  (Q4 2014)

A state’s corporate tax rate is usually a bedrock indicator of its business-friendliness and a simple but substantial number that has a huge long-haul impact on the financial performance of a new plant or other facility. More