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|2019 Fall Conference Sponsor Profiles|
Chesterfield County Economic Development
Companies have been choosing Chesterfield County as place to do business for nearly 400 years. The first iron furnace in the United States was built in Chesterfield. The first recorded commercial coal mines in North America operated in Chesterfield.
Companies today continue to seek out Chesterfield County when looking for an ideal location to start or expand a business. The climate in Chesterfield is business friendly with a very competitive business tax environment and a government committed to economic development.
That commitment is reflected in the programs and services provided by Chesterfield Economic Development. Our organization works on a free and confidential basis with domestic and foreign companies planning to establish new facilities, relocate existing facilities, or expand current facilities. The department also assists existing businesses and industries already located in Chesterfield with any business-related issues.
Chesterfield Economic Development staff members will assist with site selection requirements, information and research needs, public relations and relocation services, small business issues, or streamlining regulatory processes. In short, we make it easy for businesses to choose Chesterfield.
Chmura Economics & Analytics
Since founding Chmura Economics & Analytics in 1998, Chris and her team of experts have continued to innovate data solutions, such as JobsEQ, LaborEQ, Zonyx, and FedSpendTOP, that help answer critical client questions across the public and private sectors.
Chmura is recognized nationwide due to the reputation of Chris Chmura on the national stage as a subject matter expert in economic trends and forecasting, and thought leader in labor market data. We bring a research team approach to client assignments and Chmura products, delivering a broad spectrum of expertise to solve problems and answer questions. Our economists conduct primary research, investigate prior art, and create custom forecasting and economic models. Our mathematicians and statisticians analyze primary and secondary data and insure data integrity. Our data scientists develop technology solutions to deliver data and create visualizations to help tell the story of the data. And our strategic planners develop implementation plans to move from data-driven analysis to action plans.
Chmura’s unique approach to economic analysis is part science, skill, and experience, and part art, innovation, and creativity. Helping our clients convert data into actionable intelligence is the key to our success. In all of our project engagements, we aim to produce the kind of information that supports confident decisions and enables the realization of bold goals.
Kaufman & Canoles
The attorneys of Kaufman & Canoles’ Infrastructure & Transportation Team are experienced in the development, financing and management of projects relating to transportation, infrastructure and related areas. Team members structure, negotiate and document the full array of project and financing agreements to meet our client’s specific needs. Our participation often includes more than traditional legal counsel based on our experience; we provide business and strategic advice, assist in assembling the project team, and structure the corporate vehicle for the work.
The Infrastructure & Transportation Team are seasoned attorneys who not only identify and facilitate transportation and infrastructure projects, but keep a firm eye on mitigating financial, construction, political and other risks, and advise on appropriate measures to minimize liabilities associated with infrastructure-related projects.
Contact: Ann Crenshaw
Hunton Andrews Kurth - Global Economic Development, Commerce & Government Relations Team
Whether relocating the headquarters, siting a new plant, expanding an existing facility or entering new markets in the US and abroad, Hunton’s Global Economic Development, Commerce & Government Relations team, the full-service public affairs arm of the law firm, has vast experience helping businesses navigate challenges associated with their growth and development. We have successfully negotiated for millions of dollars of economic incentives, carefully guided interactions with all levels of government, and built and executed complex development strategies for a variety of clients over a multitude of industries.
Our “hands on” leadership brings an individual focus to each project, with experience working with state, regional and local government entities in Virginia, across the United States and around the world. Our work does not stop at the border. Either through our own offices or those of our network partners in over 100 countries, we help clients take their businesses into new markets through direct investments or assisting with new trade opportunities.
Virginia Housing Development Authority
Since its creation in 1972 by the Virginia General Assembly, VHDA has helped Virginians attain quality, affordable housing through public-private partnerships with local governments, community service organizations, lenders, Realtors, developers and many others. VHDA provides mortgages for first-time homebuyers, as well as financing for apartment communities and neighborhood revitalization efforts. They offer free homebuyer classes, support housing counseling, and help people with disabilities and the elderly make their homes more livable. They also administer the federal Housing Choice Voucher and Housing Credit programs in Virginia. VHDA is self-supporting and receives no state taxpayer dollars to fund its programs. Instead, they raise money in the capital markets, and contribute a significant portion of their net revenues each year to help meet Virginia’s housing needs.
Contact: Matthew Bolster
Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission