We collaborate with communities, developers, employers, property owners, and local government stakeholders to build and implement creative strategies that promote investment, create jobs, and transform communities.

Successful economic development projects transform communities. Whether embarking on a signature, multi-million-dollar mixed-use project, siting a new production-oriented facility, or preserving and restoring a treasured historic business district, the private and public sectors have the capacity to work together and achieve optimal results using many economic development tools. Bricker Graydon’s Economic Development team helps communities and businesses flourish in undertaking public-private partnerships by helping our clients understand and take advantage of available state and local financing and incentive programs and regulatory structures.

We provide economic development counsel for projects involving:

  • Creative application of public and private financing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Site selection support
  • State and local permitting
  • Tax incentives
  • Federal and state grant administration
  • Zoning and other entitlements

We assist clients with the following economic development projects:

  • Creating tax increment financing and special assessment districts, including community development authorities
  • Assisting companies locating in a new market or expanding locally
  • Facilitating cooperative arrangements among governmental and private entities to implement public-private partnerships
  • Providing legal counsel for financing and incentive agreements
  • Establishing and working with communities to maximize financing and incentives for projects, using tools like community improvement corporations, community reinvestment areas, enterprise zones, joint economic development districts, new community authorities, county land banks, and port authorities
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs and Energy Project Assessment Districts (EPAD)
  • Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) financing for commercial, industrial, and solar facilities








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