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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

Florida Basic Business Taxes

Area Development Research Desk (Corporate Taxes & Incentives Guide)

Corporate income tax, Sales and use taxes, Sales and Use Tax Exemptions, Commercial space activity, manufactured, export, business inventories, property tax, More

Florida Direct Financial Incentives

Area Development Research Desk (Corporate Taxes & Incentives Guide)

Florida's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. 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 (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