As chair of the Economic Development Practice Group, Chris Grissom practices primarily in the areas of economic development, state and local tax planning and controversy work, and state and local tax and non-tax incentives. Through his tax controversy, planning and incentives work, he deals with a wide variety of industries including pulp and paper, software technology, automotive, telecommunications, and textile manufacturers.
In his economic development practice, Chris assists business clients in obtaining, negotiating, and documenting economic incentives for job creation and capital investment in Alabama and other states. He frequently works with local industrial development agencies and various state agencies, including departments of economic and community development, revenue, transportation, and environment in the development of effective tax incentives strategies for attracting businesses. Chris has represented Brose Tuscaloosa, North American Lighting, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Rex Lumber, and POSCO AAPC in the location of their plants in Alabama. He also represents several automotive suppliers in Alabama on a variety of matters.
Chris is an active member of the Economic Development Association of Alabama and is on the Advisory Board for the North Alabama Industrial Development Association. Chris has also been a leading member of several overseas industrial recruiting delegations that served as successful initiatives for Alabama's economic growth.