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Economic Incentives


Economic incentives have powered our economy through challenging financial times, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Warner Norcross + Judd's Economic Incentives Group is part of that economic driver. The group includes attorneys and paralegals who can successfully find and secure local, state and federal financial incentives. Backed by our expertise in environmental, real estate, tax, finance and administrative law, we help clients navigate the programs that will spur development and create jobs.

We have vast experience with more than 50 types of federal and state credits and other incentive programs that can be applied in a variety of different situations. More than anything else, we are adept at maximizing credits and incentives for clients.

As part of the pre-project planning process we will evaluate your project and work with you to develop an appropriate blend of incentives that will meet your timeline -- and budget. During construction and implementation we can help ensure that all program requirements are being met. After completion, we'll help close out the project and secure the credits.

That expertise is applied to tax increment financing, tax credits, tax abatements and exemptions, joint federal and state tax credit programs, historic preservation, grants, low-interest loans and public and private bond programs.

Warner's experience in this arena ensures that every incentive is explored. Our attorneys work with industrial, commercial, residential, retail and office developers, renewable energy sources, municipalities, entertainment industry representatives, Fortune 500 companies and manufacturers.

Our attorneys have helped write much of the legislation pertaining to economic incentives, including a significant amount of work on the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act. In doing so, we have cultivated valuable contacts within the economic development community.

Every project is different. Our goal is to ensure that our clients do not miss any opportunities for economic incentives.


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Dec 2018
December 06, 2018

Manufacturing + Mobility in 2019 and Beyond: An Automotive, Environmental, Incentive and Political Update

D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center

Join us for an in-depth panel discussion where industry leaders speak to the future of automotive, environment, incentive and political landscape affecting the manufacturing sector in 2019 and beyo...

Feb 2017
February 02, 2017

The Automotive Supplier’s Guide to 2017: Legal Trends and Insight for the New Year

Michigan State University Management Education Center

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association will host an especially timely breakfast briefing for automotive supplier executives on Thursday, F...

Jun 2015
June 25, 2015

Capitalizing on Michigan’s Financial Incentives Programs – A Primer for Commercial Lenders

Noon - 1 pm          Financial incentives are vital to economic growth in Michigan, but many state programs that foster development face budget cuts as...


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