After SoundCloud & Wunderlist: How Berlin plans to grow its startup scene
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Explosion of Tax Credits in 2014
Clinton: SCOTUS Myriad Genetics Decision 'Terrific'
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Renewable Energy Focus: U.S. Senator Charles Schumer calls for changes, extension to solar ITC: PV-Tech - Aug 20:
During a scheduled visit to a SolarCity factory under construction in South Buffalo, New York, U.S....more
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The Obama Administration released a report on July 15 titled “Modernizing & Streamlining our Immigration Legal System for the 21st Century.” The Report, which builds upon the President’s executive action on immigration...more
News of manufacturing companies coming to America or choosing to stay in the U.S. is plentiful of late. Why the focus on American manufacturing? And, perhaps more important, what are the legal and cultural issues facing...more
It was not easily accomplished, but on June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law a series of trade measures, including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), providing the administration with rules governing the negotiation of...more
With the impending expiration of the Immigrant Investor Visa Program, also known as EB-5, in September, bipartisan legislation has been proposed in Congress to renew and improve the Program. The proposed changes could...more
We think that we know where our car is made. Turns out, we might not be so right. The more globalized the automotive industry becomes with each passing day, the harder it is to identify an “American-Made” car.
The proposed Senate Bill reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program would restrict the types of projects that can be funded with EB-5 financing and amount of funds that can be raised with EB-5 financing.
Created by the Immigration Act of 1990, the Immigrant Investor Program, more commonly referred to as the EB-5 program, offers foreign investors an opportunity to secure permanent residency in the United States by making a...more
The recent 12th Annual State of the Research Triangle Region event highlighted the innovation economy in North Carolina and particularly the Research Triangle area as a “smart region.”...more
While many states, including such craft beer meccas as Colorado, Oregon and Vermont, have been embracing the explosion of the craft beer culture in America, Florida has been waging war against craft beer in true...more
The Oklahoma Legislature enacted changes in Oklahoma tax laws in its 2015 session.
The changes include a tax amnesty program for payment of delinquent taxes without interest or penalty during a two (2) month...more
On June 11, 2015, Senator Ron Wyden introduced the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, a bill that would promote continued job creation in the growing craft beverage, cider, wine and distillery industries...more
The Regional Center part of the EB-5 immigrant investor program is set to sunset on September 30, 2015. Recent actions by the Obama Administration, the Senate and the House demonstrate this program now has significant...more
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Senator Patrick Leahy introduced sweeping, bipartisan legislation on June 3, 2015, to reauthorize and reform the EB-5 Regional Center program, which is...more
President Obama’s controversial Pacific Rim free trade deal (“the deal”), a trade agreement to enhance trade and investment among 11 Asian Pacific countries to boost economic growth in the United States, has sparked...more
In recent years, developers seeking to raise capital have taken a keen interest in the EB-5 regional center investor visa program. Regional centers are entities designed to use immigrant investor capital to promote economic...more
The EB-5 investor visa program allows non-U.S. persons to invest $500,000 (or $1,000,000) in a business that is expected to create at least 10 new permanent jobs per investor, and to obtain a conditional visa upon review and...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Appropriations Committee Ramps up Budget Work -
The Chairs of the budget writing committee...more
Corporations with Illinois Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) credit agreements giving credit for retained jobs can breathe a sigh of relief: The litigation challenging the state’s ability to grant EDGE credits...more
We wrote earlier about why construction workers are the happiest employees on Earth, and pointed to one factor: That construction, which was one of the hardest hit industries during the 2008 real estate collapse, has since...more
On 12 May 2015, Treasurer, Joe Hockey, delivered the Coalition Government's second budget. A key part of the budget is the Government's AUD5.5 billion 'Jobs and Small Business' package, aimed at assisting small businesses and...more
On April 30th, Ambassador Michael B.G. Froman, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued the 2015 Special 301 Report. According to the USTR website, "[m]ade-in-America exports are an essential source of economic growth and...more
HB58, one of five bills that constitute what has been described as the most significant overhaul of Alabama economic development since Mercedes-Benz came to the state, became law on Friday, April 3 (effective July 2). The...more
Missouri recently joined the growing number of states that have created incentives for the construction or expansion of data center facilities. The new law, signed on April 9, 2015, provides exemptions from various state and...more
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