Site selection, diligence, negotiating incentives, policy, entitlements, leasing, and strategic guidance.
I’ve negotiated and closed roughly $472,000,000 in public/private partnerships over the course of my career in economic development.
Maxed out incentives. That’s the name of the game from the private sector’s perspective. I know how to structure incentive strewn public/private partnerships, model local and state tax exposure, write local policy to implement tools, and navigate local political environments. The best part is there’s no political environment I know better than Spokane’s. Time is money, and I know who you need to speak with to save you both.
You’ll also get my network. I’ve had beers with just about every elected official in town. I almost ran for mayor of Spokane (and likely will someday). I know all the local boards. I know all the local city council people. I know where significant public investments are going. I’m buddies with most every influential executive in town and, most importantly, I know the games our local public and civic organizations play and I know how to help you avoid them.
Scroll through my economic development catagory on this website. At a minimum, you will find it chalk full of strategic information. Finally, for another fun work sample, here’s the Amazon HQ2 proposal I wrote and designed. (It’s a big download.)
If you’re looking to make a significant growth move in Spokane, there’s a lot of sizzle out there. SpokanePlanner is the steak.