Inside Policy Series: Maine Economic Development & Political Overview

TIME:8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
SPONSOR:Pierce Atwood LLP & the Economic Development Council of Maine
LOCATION:Augusta Country Club
1111 Western Avenue
Manchester, Maine

Join Pierce Atwood LLP and the Economic Development Council of Maine for an in-depth discussion about key state and federal economic development incentives, the EB-5 investor program, project permitting and a political and policy update.

Attorneys from Pierce Atwood's State & Local Tax, Employment, Environmental & Land Use and Government Relations practice groups will lead the discussion.

The cost for this event is $30. Payment can be made online through PayPal or can be processed during registration the morning of the event. Cash and checks accepted at the door. 


8:30AM - 9:00AM - Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00AM - 9:15AM - Introductions by Alison Hagerstrom, EDCM President

9:15AM - 10:15AM - Key State & Federal Economic Development Incentives
Presenters: Jonathan Block & Kris Eimicke

    • New Market Tax Credits – Federal and State
    • Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement and Business Equipment Tax Exemption
    • Tax Increment Financing
    • Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit

10:15AM - 10:45AM - Capitalizing a Business Project: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Presenter: Anthony Derosby

    • EB-5 investor requirements and process
    • Qualifying investments
    • EB-5 Regional Centers
    • Practical considerations and consequences

10:45AM - 11:00AM - Break

11:00AM - 11:30AM - Ten Tips for Permitting a Development Project in Maine
Presenter: Brian Rayback

    • Stormwater
    • Natural Resources
    • Stakeholders
    • Legislative/Regulatory Changes

11:30AM - 12:00PM - Political and Policy Update
Presenters: John Delahanty & Avery Day

    • November 2012 Maine State Elections
    • Organizing for the 126th Maine Legislature
    • Hot Topics Expected in the 126th Maine Legislature

12:00PM - 12:45PM - Buffet Lunch

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