Area Development earlier this month revealed their annual Top States for Doing Business. For the ninth year in a row, Georgia topped the overall rankings while also leading in eight individual categories.

Anduril Industries, a defense technology company that specializes in building advanced technology for U.S. and allied militaries, will invest $60 million in a new manufacturing and research facility in Atlanta, creating more than 180 new jobs in Fulton County over the next three years.

Audiochuck is a media company that focuses on podcasts with plans to add 25 new employees by 2025.

In his latest piece in Accounting Today, Ben Worrell discusses the cast of characters in an economic development project, and how a knowledgeable advisor is required for a winning performance.

Harding Shymanksi is one of Louisville’s largest CPA firms. As a steadily growing firm, space had started to become limited at their existing location. Harding Skymanski was committed to staying in Louisville Central Business District and reached out to McGuire Sponsel to determine if economic incentive where available to support their growth.


Economic credits and incentives provide significant value to high growth clients. However, incentive programs shift and change from time to time based on many factors. As the economy continues to evolve in a post-pandemic environment, it is important to understand how these changes are affecting the value of credits and incentives.

Justin Gephart is joined by Jacob Everett of our Credit and Incentive Services practice to discuss hot topics in economic development across the country.

In his latest piece in Accounting Today, Ben Worrell discusses industry type, the core foundation of the four pillars of economic development (location, timing, investment and jobs) and how it is often the first determiner of whether a project could be eligible for economic credits and incentives.

In Area Development, Jacob Everett, CEcD discusses the need to embrace automation and AI, and how we can reposition our workforce for a successful journey.

Credits & Incentives Consultants Emily Poole and Sierra Enlow take over the podcast to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Steve Brunson helps growing businesses across the country throughout the site selection process.

Steve brings insight and value through site identification, comparative analysis, demographic and labor force analyses, tax and non-tax cost comparisons and economic incentives negotiation and procurement.

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