Business Expansion & Development

For more information regarding our Business Expansion & Development practice, contact:

Michael J. Basile

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In recent years, our state and federal governments have established a multitude of programs aimed at fueling economic growth and diversifying the state’s economic base through business start-ups, expansions and relocations. From industry-specific tax credits to public funds for employee training, West Virginia has an aggressive portfolio of business incentives that can help improve the bottom-line of your business. However, knowledge of and access to these business incentive programs is key to taking advantage of the opportunities that each provides.

Our firm has successfully advised numerous clients in securing and implementing West Virginia’s statutory business incentives for economic development, including:
  • Low interest loan programs
  • Tax credits for investment or job creation
  • The Governor’s Guaranteed Workforce Training Program
  • Property tax reductions for manufacturing property
  • Foreign Trade Zone participation
We have facilitated the application of these programs on behalf of businesses of nearly every size and industry type.

Beyond statutory business incentives, our attorneys frequently act as emissaries between government and business by:

  • Monitoring and commenting on the application of laws, rules and regulations affecting commerce, including environmental, workers’ compensation and tax
  • Negotiating property development details
  • Assisting clients in obtaining permits, certificates and other types of authority
  • Negotiating citations, fines and penalties
  • Forming industry think-tanks such as Energy Village, Inc. and Polymer Alliance Zone, Inc. (These nonprofit entities have been established by the firm to promote the progression of the energy and polymer industries in West Virginia.)
In short, our reputation and experience, applied with an eye toward improving the bottom line, allow us to successfully help our clients achieve their business goals.

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Michael J. Basile / Responsible Attorney