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H&A’s Jason Hickey featured in energy financing and incentives article

Jason Hickey, President & CEO of H&A, was featured in a recent article in Trade & Industry Development magazine, a global publication serving executives within specific vertical industries to provide insight into the challenge of site selection and facility planning.  Titled, “Driving Renewable Energy Development with Public Incentives”, Hickey discussed the dynamic history of government support in the U.S. for energy development.  For nearly a century, the American government has provided financing tools and mechanisms, such as tax incentives and grant programs, to drive the development of certain types of energy, including renewables. The full article is below. To view...
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IAMC forum participants volunteer to support the Coachella Valley community

Over the weekend, participants at the IAMC Spring 2015 Professional Forum volunteered their time at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. As the IAMC forums are always an educational and memorable experience for attendees, there is never a more fulfilling experience than the IAMC Volunteer Service Projects.  Over the years, forum attendees have planted trees, built homes, and directly delivered support to those who need it the most.  This year, the service project volunteers cleaned offices, organized food and supply storage, and assisted with food preparations at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. Founded in 1971, the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has...
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SiteTrends: H&A releases report on new economic development policies and incentives in 2015

Hickey & Associates, a global site location, incentive advisory, and workplace solutions firm, released the firm’s new report on the changes to economic development policies and public incentives in the U.S. over the initial months of 2015.  The report, H&A Legislative and Incentive Update – Spring 2015, is a comprehensive study of legislative activities related to business incentives and economic development initiatives across all U.S. states. With every state legislature in session this year, lawmakers have been active in dealing with legislation directly tied to economic development.  Several states have seen expansions and growth to existing incentive programs, while others...
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H&A’s Kerr discusses need for clear and consistent economic development policies

In a recent article featured in the Detroit Free Press, H&A’s John Kerr speaks about what helps attract companies to invest in a location. In this case, Kerr discusses the critical need for a state like Michigan to have a clear and consistent message and economic development philosophy to showcase its advantages. Kerr leads the Detroit office for H&A, which has been providing companies with site selection and public incentive advisory services for 30 years. The full article is below. To view the article on the Detroit Free Press website, please click the following link: Michigan needs to stick to...
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Next round of the California Competes Tax Credit program set to begin in March

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will begin accepting applications for the 3rd round of the FY 2014-2015 California Competes Tax Credit Program on March 09, 2015. This is the last round of funding for FY 2014/15, and has been allocated $31.1 million, plus approximately $14 million in funds that were not awarded in Round 1 at the January 15th Committee Meeting. Depending on the final award amount of Round 2 FY 2014/15, there could be additional funds for Round 3. However, as of February 2015, there is approximately $45 million allocated for this current round....
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