When The Path to Progress turns toward growth and development,
Ice Miller Whiteboard clears the way.

Economic expansion is no longer a question of "build it and they will come." Today, the issues are more complex. The constituencies are varied. The capital investment can be extreme. And the capabilities need to be complete. Ice Miller Whiteboard brings the expertise you need to achieve your goals.

Ice Miller Whiteboard's Economic Development team, in conjunction with Ice Miller LLP's attorneys, provide full service business growth and development strategies to corporations, organizations and state and local governments in the following areas of economic development:

  • Corporate site selection
  • Incentive negotiations, including grants, tax credits and loans
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Real estate and land use
  • Government relations, lobbying and public policy consultation
  • Infrastructure development, including broadband, networking and utility development

We work with growing organizations to refine and implement economic development strategies. We bring together the perspective of the investment decision maker with the considerable economic development experience and foresight of our team to work toward favorable results.

Site Selection/Incentives
We have worked on a wide range of company expansion projects from the relatively simple tax abatement to complicated, multi-state negotiations. At Ice Miller Whiteboard, we help you find the best site, with the best workforce and cost structure, while helping you build strong relationships with public officials. This approach drives down costs for both the short and long term.

Land Use Development
Because all communities are different, land use planning needs are not all the same. Communities are interested in creating vital sustainable developments that increase the quality of life for their residents. Our extensive experience allows us to develop creative land-use solutions for our clients. We work in partnership with clients to facilitate meetings of all stakeholders to create a vision for the community and then transform that vision into reality.

We strive to build documents that assist communities in accommodating successful growth that takes into account the social, economic and physical environment. Some of Ice Miller Whiteboard’s services include:

  • Community planning
  • Impact fee development
  • Zoning and subdivision regulations
  • Intergovernmental agreements
  • Implementation strategies
  • Charter review and revision

Professionals

Name Position Phone Email
John H. Oberle Partner 614-462-2227
Deborah D. Pryce Principal, Ice Miller Whiteboard LLC 614-462-1049
Lindsay Shanahan Associate 614-462-1136
Kristopher ("Kip") Wahlers Partner 614-462-1074
Christopher J. Magill Economic Development Director 614-462-1141
Michael Reese Director of Public Advocacy & Business Development 614-462-2309
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