H&A releases October 2012 Legislative Update

oct2012Today, H&A released their October 2012 Legislative Update. The Legislative Update, which H&A releases on a quarterly basis, provides a comprehensive review of new state laws and regulations regarding public incentives and economic development. For a copy of H&A’s October 2012 Legislative Update, please click on the following link: H&A Legislative Update – October 2012 Edition.

H&A also recently hosted a live, complimentary webinar covering the details of the October 2012 Legislative Update. To view the free webinar, please check out the video below or visit the following link: H&A October 2012 Incentive Legislation Update webinar.

H&A participates in TCHFH’s 2012 Raise the Roof Tournament

Hickey - RaisetheRoof2012H&A Principal Mark Beattie participated in the 2012 Raise the Roof Tournament to support Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH). Altogether, the annual golf tournament raised over $80,000 for the organization dedicated to providing families in the Twin Cities the opportunity of homeownership. Since 1985, more than 900 families in the community have purchased TCHFH homes. At the same time, TCHFH has assisted more than 5,000 families in Minneapolis facing foreclosure. H&A is proud to be a partner with the TCHFH as they continue to help Minnesota families acheive the American dream. For more information on the TCHFH, please visit their website: www.tchabitat.org.

Ann Harts, Principal at H&A, speaks at major Latin American business conference

Earlier this year, Ann Harts, Principal at H&A, participated on a panel at the Nearshore Nexus 2012 conference. Held in New York City this April, the conference hosted a number of the world’s key leaders and stakeholders developing strategic relationships and investments in the Latin American region. The panel, which was titled, “Destination Unknown: Getting Smart about Site Selection,” Harts was joined with other leaders in discussing the opportunities and challenges currently facing companies looking to do business in Latin America. Video of the panel at Nearshore Nexus 2012 is now available online.

Harts, recently recognized by Nearshore Americas as #17 on their 2011 Power 50 Rankings, blends nearly three decades of experience in corporate real estate, economic development, site selection, and incentive advisory. She has recently completed projects in numerous Latin American countries, including Brazil, Mexico and Honduras, along with major projects in the United States and Canada.

For more information on the exciting and successful conference, please visit the Nearshore Nexus 2012 website.

Jason Hickey, H&A President, to speak at 2012 Business Facilities LiveXchange event

Jason Hickey, President of H&A, is set to speak at the 2012 Business Facilities LiveXchange event this fall. The event, which will take place October 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL, brings together some of the greatest minds in site selection and business expansion and relocation from around the world.

As the President of H&A, a global site selection and public incentive management company specializing in market location, site selection and public/private partnerships with active projects in North America, Latin America and Asia, Mr. Hickey’s experience and expertise is unparalleled in the direct foreign investment market.

For more information on the event, including registration details, please visit: 2012 Business Facilities LiveXchange Conference.

H&A to be Featured at Kansas City CoreNet Global Breakfast Presentation on New Market Tax Credits

corenet-global-logoHickey & Associates, LLC Principal Ann Harts and General Counsel Evan Rice will be discussing the many opportunities and challenges of New Market Tax Credits at the next Kansas City CoreNet Global Breakfast Presentation. Being held at the Town Pavilion on August 23rd, the presentation will focus on the incredible potential New Market Tax Credits can have in leveraging the critical financing needed for economic development projects.

Ann and Evan have several decades of combined experience in economic development, site selection and corporate real estate. Their experience and knowledge of New Market Tax Credits are certainly unmatched in the industry.

For information on how to register for the event, please visit the Kansas City CoreNet Global’s event website.

St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA): 2012 Gateway Site Selection Conference

The St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA) is hosting the 2012 Gateway Site Selection Conference from May 22-24, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will consist of presentations from various speakers including local economic developers, business owners, and representatives from the RCGA.

There will also be two panel discussions over the course of the conference involving consultants from around the country including Jason Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates, LLC who will present trends in the marketplace and thoughts about the competitiveness of the St. Louis region.

For more information on the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA) please visit: http://www.stlrcga.org/.

Ann Harts, Principal at Hickey & Associates, LLC, met with Former Colombian President Uribe

Ann Harts, Principal at Hickey & Associates, LLC, met with Former Colombian President Uribe

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Ann Harts, Principal at Hickey & Associates, LCC, met with Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe to discuss important economic issues facing Latin America.

These critical issues included the new Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States; security/safety in the Latin American geography; Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner taking over the nation’s largest oil company (YPF); and his Triangle of Confidence plan and its implementation during his presidency.

Harts, recently recognized by Nearshore Americas as #17 on their 2011 Power 50 Rankings, blends nearly three decades of experience in corporate real estate, economic development, site selection, and incentive advisory. She has recently completed projects in numerous Latin American countries including Brazil, Mexico and Honduras, as well as, the United States and Canada.

Hickey and Associates Signs International Alliance with Copaken Brooks

Copaken Brooks, LLC and Hickey & Associates, LLC have entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement to support both companies’ continued growth in global corporate real estate services. Copaken Brooks’ Tenant and Corporate Services Group is the only Kansas City-grown platform dedicated to corporate services with experience from Alaska to Brazil. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hickey and Associates has twelve offices throughout the world specializing in market location; labor analytics; site selection; incentives and other public/private partnerships; and regulatory assistance with active projects in North America, Latin America, and Asia. The alliance between these two strong companies provides a new platform to help commercial real estate managers reduce occupancy costs, speed up real estate transactions and provide uniform, non-biased research and reporting on a global scale.

“Hickey and Associates and Copaken Brooks both share a drive to be on the cutting edge of corporate real estate solutions. Our processes for implementing real estate transactions across multiple markets work hand-in-hand with Hickey and Associates’ expertise to negotiate economic incentives and provide site selection services globally,” said Bucky Brooks, Principal of Copaken Brooks.

With over 25 years of experience in global corporate site selection and public incentive advisory, H&A represents clients in a broad range of industries and regions. Jason Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates believes that, “this Alliance will allow both organizations to better serve our clients by offering a streamlined suite of corporate services to businesses poised for global expansion”

Prior to the formal Alliance Agreement, the two firms recently partnered to complete the disposition of a 330,000 SF manufacturing facility in Curitiba, Brazil, just south of Hickey and Associates’ new office in São Paolo.

Mark Beattie, Principal at H&A, invited to Present as Keynote Speaker at the PSNH Community Development Partner Forum 2012

The Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) has invited Mark Beattie, a Principal with Hickey Associates, LLC, to present as the keynote speaker at the PSNH Community Development Partner Forum 2012 on Tuesday, March 27 in Manchester, NH. Hickey Associates specializes in economic development initiatives that help companies of all sizes select the best locations to grow, relocate and consolidate worldwide. Mark will provide insight from a national perspective on what communities and local organizations need to focus on in this new economy and how their role has a direct impact on successful business recruitment and economic growth. Specifically, he will discuss community incentives NH can offer, attributes that make a good place for business relocation, the important role of a strong, talented workforce, and the realities of rural economic development.

The PSNH Economic and Community Development Team has also organized presentations by PSNH leadership and team members, as well as a panel discussion with local leaders from non-profit and municipal partnerships that are making a difference across the state.

The event will run from 8:30am to 2pm at PSNH – Energy Park in the Fiver Rivers Auditorium, Manchester, NH. There is no charge for the forum, but space is limited. Lunch will be included.

For more information please contact Allison McLean at 603/634-3743 or email mcleaaa@nu.com.

Jason Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates, LLC to present at Select USA Training Event for USFCS Officers

Jason Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates, LLC, will present at a Select USA Training event for United States Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) Officers from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Spain. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 29 and Thursday, March 1 at The Beacon Council in Miami, Florida.

Select USA was created at the federal level under the Department of Commerce, to showcase the United States as the world’s premiere business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. Among other services, the Select USA website explains the advantages of operating a business in the United States.

The training event will cover various topics including but not limited to: trends and analysis of foreign direct investment, advantages to investing in the United States, the investment process, Select USA services, foreign direct investment promotion, frequently addresses United States government rules and regulations, and the role of the United States and local economic development organizations in business investment promotion.

On Wednesday, February 29th, Jason Hickey will present on the role of private sector service providers in business investment. As the President of Hickey & Associates, LLC a global site selection and public incentive management company specializing in market location, site selection and public/private partnerships with active projects in North America, Latin America and Asia, Mr. Hickey’s experience and expertise is unparalleled in the direct foreign investment market.

To learn more about Select USA, visit this website: http://selectusa.commerce.gov/