Find Lawyers in Maine, United States for Economic Development Law
Practice Area Overview
From helping businesses and communities draft and respond to request for proposals, site selection to ground breaking and completion, economic development law encompasses incentives, public finance, site acquisition, insuring the provision of adequate utilities to sites, project construction, off-site improvements, equipment acquisition, and effective collaboration with local and state agencies.
The availability of financial incentives to help persuade decisions regarding choice of location and capital investments plays an integral part of successful economic development efforts. Each community will develop and offer a variety of financial incentives designed to support their growth objectives. These incentives can be financial or non-financial in nature and may include tax credits, infrastructure improvements, and work force training to name a few. Communities frequently incorporate performance-based measurements to ensure that their economic incentive investment results in the expected creation of new jobs and wages.
With expertise across municipal law, development, and public finance, Shana helps municipalities make the most of scarce resources and works with private clients to turn development plans into a reality. Holding a master’s in public administration with a focus on finance, Shana brings insight on the public entity’s perspective to every project—and regularly conducts projections to demonstrate the property tax implications of new development projects. It’s no wonder Sha...
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