A leading provider of economic development consulting services throughout the southeast.
The United States, and southeastern states in particular, are at an important crossroads. After a period of shrinking budgets, regional, state, and local governments are growing increasingly competitive and seeking creative ways to
attract and retain businesses, stimulate growth and investment, and increase employment. National and multinational businesses are beginning to see an uptick in economic fortunes and are ready to expand, relocate, or consolidate
operations to improve their market positions. The challenge? Bringing the right parties together, at the right time, and helping them negotiate a mutually beneficial path to economic prosperity.
Enter Jones Walker Consulting. Our team has helped negotiate dozens of high-impact projects resulting in billions of dollars in investment and creating tens of thousands of jobs. We have extensive experience in the automotive, aerospace/defense, shipbuilding, rail, petroleum/petrochemical, and manufacturing industries.
Our professionals have experience on all sides of the negotiating table, having served in senior leadership positions in regional and state economic development organizations, public-private partnerships, tax and revenue agencies, and at the top levels of state government. Over his 30-year career, our managing director, Von Hatley, has served as a vice president of global operations, a strategic management consultant advising numerous Global 1000 clients, a university educator, and, prior to joining Jones Walker Consulting, a state economic development director under three separate Louisiana governors. We are in regular contact with leaders of multinational corporations, global strategic consulting firms, and national and multinational agencies, helping increase our awareness of emerging development opportunities.
As an affiliate of Jones Walker LLP, we also have direct and immediate access to the considerable legal resources of one of the nation's leading economic development law firms. We work closely with the firm's leading lawyers in tax, government relations, real estate, and finance law, along with industry teams focused on construction, energy, entertainment, sports, manufacturing, and other sectors critical to the Gulf coast economy.
In today’s competitive marketplace, every dollar counts. We help clients identify hidden opportunities and achieve the greatest possible return on their economic investment projects.
We advise clients in all aspects of economic development, including site selection, structuring, and obtaining statutory and discretionary tax incentives and other competitive advantages, and improvement of the overall business environment.
Our professional networks, product methodology, research capabilities, databases, and technology tools are at the forefront of the economic development industry.
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Jones Walker Consulting has the experience, network, tools, and resources to help businesses and economic development organizations take full advantage of growth opportunities and maximize returns on strategic investments. For more information, contact Managing Director Von Hatley at +1.225.241.0304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.