Best Lawyers listed Bradley as a top economic development law firm in the country for a reason: We have more lawyers listed for Economic Development than any other law firm. With this depth and breadth, we handle projects throughout the U.S., representing companies with a creative, proactive approach that is fundamentally multidisciplinary.

We empower our clients by lending our experience to a project from any stage of the development. From the outset, we lead a process that leads to identifying the location that is most profitable for the company. We routinely assist the client’s site selection team, not only in connection with identifying and implementing the economic development incentives, but also in the many aspects of the new project or expansion, including real estate, tax, governmental, planning and zoning, environmental, permitting, financing, labor and employment, and construction.

Our attorneys have handled some of the largest deals in the country. Among our most high-profile economic development work was in representing:

  • Tesla Motors, in choosing to locate its $5 billion Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada
  • Volkswagen, when it expanded its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which included $218 million in capital expenditure reimbursement grants

We are also experienced and staffed to assist companies in connection with expansions and new projects that may be relatively small in terms of capital investment and job creation, but significant for the company.

  • Our multidisciplinary efforts integrate experience in real estate and construction, utilities and environmental work, corporate and employment law, and tax incentives.
  • We routinely handle related tax matters at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • We provide experienced interaction with government developers at the state, county, and city levels, including economic and community development groups, chambers of commerce, industrial development boards, power companies, and utility providers.
  • We advocate for clients before governmental agencies in negotiating approvals for various incentives.
  • We have experience in large land assemblies for industrial parks; megasite programs; and all aspects of permitting, entitlements, land use, industrial development revenue, and municipal financing.
  • We help clients facing ongoing disputes in states with viable project sites resolve issues and maximize the number of options available during the decision-making process.

Our team represents new and expanding businesses, both domestically and internationally. We routinely partner effectively with site consultants to assist in the identification, negotiation, and implementation of incentives to provide even greater value to the client. 

We also assist economic developers and communities in responding to RFPs, structuring incentives, establishing their economic development agencies, and financing their economic development projects.

Our business clients cover a wide range of industries. A sampling includes:

  • Technology: Carpenter Technology Corporation
  • Automotive: Audi, Toyota, Isuzu, Calsonic Kansei
  • Aeronautic and defense: Boeing, Raytheon Company, Commercial Jet Services
  • Healthcare: Community Health Systems
  • Financial: Cadence Bank, Jackson National Life
  • Manufacturing and OEM: Hannah Steel, RAUMEDIC AG, Dal-Tile, Rex Lumber
  • Consumer: Hibbett Sports, Academy Sports
  • Electronics and Engineering: Schneider Electric

We also have experience with corporate headquarters, operations centers, and data center projects.

Bradley By The Numbers

Economic Development By The Numbers