Economic development is the use of public tax dollars to attract and retain businesses and other development. Successful economic development requires effective collaboration between the public and private sector for the advancement of each sector’s respective goals. However, local governments and economic development corporations must abide by the state law applicable to their respective economic development programs and projects.

The Firm has extensive experience working with municipalities, economic development corporations, and private business owners on an extensive scope of projects, incentives and programs including the following:

  • Chapter 380 Agreements
  • Chapter 312 Tax Abatements
  • Chapter 313 Property Value Limitations
  • Performance and Tax Rebate Agreements
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ)
  • Special Tax Permits
  • Strategic Partnership Agreements
  • Economic Development Corporation Creation and Dissolution
  • Relocation project planning
  • Enterprise Zones
  • Community Development Program
  • Hotel Occupancy Tax
  • Land Grants