June Breakfast Meeting

June 16, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Chris Lloyd of McGuire Woods Consulting and Johan Salén of VEDP will discuss the large variety of incentives that are used to close economic development deals, and how they are administered across multiple platforms. Additionally, they will discuss how states partner with localities to provide grant and incentive options that have been specifically developed to solve for issues that the clients are facing to include workforce availability, infrastructure development and general operating costs.
Christopher D. Lloyd
Senior Vice President & Director
Infrastructure & Economic Development
McGuire Woods Consulting
Johan Salén
Vice President of Incentives
Virginia Economic
Development Partnership
Members: $10.00
Non Members: $15.00
(A portion of proceeds will go to a Richmond area Non-profit in need)
Registration will cut off at NOON on June 15th
Webinar link to be
sent on June 15th
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Christopher D. Lloyd leads the McGuireWoods Consulting infrastructure and economic development team where he specializes in site selection and economic development incentives negotiations. Since 1998, Chris has worked on dozens of high profile, corporate expansions and relocations across the country. Chris has also worked closely with clients on numerous public-private partnership projects for transportation and other infrastructure, and played a leading role in the development and passage of Virginia's public-private partnership laws, which have since become model legislation for use in other states.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Chris served for nearly five years in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Virginia Governors Allen and Wilder. In this position, he was responsible for legislative, budgetary, and regulatory coordination and development within that Secretariat which managed the state's economic development programs.
Johan Salén serves as VEDP’s Vice President of Incentives, and is responsible for reviewing, vetting, tracking, and coordinating all incentives administered by VEDP, as well as incentives strategy and structuring for major projects. Before joining VEDP in August 2018, Salén served as the Executive Director of New York City Industrial Development Agency, providing discretionary incentives for corporate attraction and retention projects on behalf of the City. Prior to NYCIDA, Johan spent six years working at Louisiana Economic Development, first as Director of Structuring and Valuation and then as Director of Business Development, where he led the attraction of a variety of major project wins, including CGI, CSC/CSRA, IBM, and GE Capital, among others.

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