Incentives Negotiation Services
Incentive negotiations are important to any capital investment decision, whether related to a new location, expansion, or consolidation. Many development agencies are eager to create partnerships with existing companies and prospective companies to help them achieve as much success as possible. Their incentives are typically driven by the number (and timing) of new jobs, total payroll, and capital investment of a project. Since the economic health of a region depends upon taxes, wages, and suppliers, it is natural for development agencies to offer incentives programs that promote retention and recruitment.
Some incentives or benefits are available by right (statutory) and only require knowledge of their existence and an application. Others can be developed by enabling legislation that provides flexible guidelines for incentives, used at the discretion of the respective development agency. In either case, MSC facilitates and guides the acquisition of all incentives, whether statutory or discretionary.
MSC views negotiation as both an art and a science. Like any science, it draws upon logic and a wealth of knowledge. However, good negotiation also requires intuitive, diplomatic skill - an “art” in which we demonstrate the value our clients’ projects bring to a community, state, and/or country. MSC strives for a “team building” success rather than an adversarial one. We achieve maximum benefit for our clients when all parties involved have a stake and a reward.
It is crucial that negotiators have the kind of extensive experience offered by MSC because it is so difficult to maintain a sense of cooperation and mutual benefit, while securing the best outcome for the client. The services in which we lend our expertise include: real estate, tax incentives, utility rate concessions, grants, training assistance, financing, infrastructure enhancements, site improvements, and many others.
In accomplishing our clients’ goals, we pursue the highest standard of excellence, ethics, and professionalism in all our negotiation engagements. This professionalism, along with our reputation for uncompromised integrity, allows us to succeed where others cannot.
Examples of programs where our negotiation experience has been useful include:
Tax Abatements, Credits and Exemptions
Tax Increment Financing
Securing Project Grants
Real Estate Purchase/Lease Price
Site Preparation Assistance
Transportation Infrastructure Improvements
Utility Infrastructure Improvements
Utility Rate Concessions
Recruiting, Screening, and Training Assistance
Temporary Building Space
Fast Track Permitting
Interest Rate Subsidies
Employee Relocation Assistance
Special Tax Rating
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