Economic Development Incentives

Given the complexity of economic development incentives, a firm’s experience, knowledge and community relationships can make the difference between a development or real estate project being delayed, shelved, or green-lighted. The Firm’s attorneys have successfully negotiated billions of dollars in incentives for clients and have advanced development throughout the Midwest.

Missouri and Kansas have numerous economic development incentive programs. Some of these, such as tax  increment financing and urban redevelopment corporations, are administered solely at the local government level. Others, like tax credits, income tax incentives, and other job creation programs  involve state agencies such as the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Kansas Department of Commerce. In Fact, Michael White literally wrote the book on Economic Development & Incentives in Missouri.

Having crafted many of the current policies and incentive programs, the Firm’s attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the intricate workings of state and local government incentive programs. Working closely with clients, our attorneys develop the best economic incentive package, choosing from the myriad of programs available in Missouri and Kansas.

Areas of Experience

  • Bond Financing
  • Community Improvement Districts (CID)
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRB)
  • Job Creation Programs
  • Job Training Programs
  • Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NID)
  • Public Hearings
  • Research Tax Credits
  • STAR Bonds
  • Tax Abatement
  • Tax Credit Programs
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Transportation Development Districts (TDD)
  • Wind and Solar Bond Financing

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