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Mike Flint often serves his clients (Private, Government and/or Non Profit) by acting as a project manager for economic development related projects. His focus has been in innovative and complex federal, state, and local economic development incentive procurement and related project financing for various levels of economic development and infrastructure projects.  Currently Michael Flint serves as a practice group specialist with the Business Group with Ice Miller.

Over 20 years of project management, procuring of all levels of public funds, project procurement, project funding, incentives and financing along with assisting with regulatory hurdles. Primary sector of focus is on real estate development (affordable housing, student housing, single-family and commercial), business relocations and expansions resulting in new capital investment, job creation, workforce training initiatives; agriculture, transportations, brownsfield –redevelopment and re-investment; expanded research and development investment; energy efficiency and renewable energy project investment.

His diverse strengths and abilities include assisting developers, communities and authorities in locating, securing and implementing several types of economic development type of funding from federal, state, local and private funds.  Michael vast experience contributes to his overall flexibility and natural capacity for matching up financial support for projects, whether securing a separate line item, obtaining federal, state, local or private grants, or achieving access to funding through a particular designation in the federal budget.

He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal in addition to several business journals and newspapers around the country. Mr. Flint has also served on the following boards:  Jefferson County Tourism Tax Board; Blue Ribbon Economic Development Committee – Madison, Indiana; National Panel on Sustainability; Lide White Boys and Girls Club; Rivertrace Associates; Lodge Building LLC.
Representative Transactions
Fair Oaks Dairy Farm
Fair Oaks Dairy Farm Drafted and secured $125,000 Department of Energy grants to develop a digester capable of creating electrical power from animal waste. Assisted with securing $1,476,000 Department of Energy Appropriation and provided administration of project.

Pecos Valley Biomass Cooperative
Facilitated release of funds and administrated 2.4 million dollar appropriation through the Department of Energy for alternative energy project.  Project encompassed over 30 dairies in the Pecos Valley area and totaled over 4.8 million dollars.

Select Milk Producers LLC
Prepared, submitted and administered a successful application to USDA for a REAP Feasibility Study grant on behalf of the dairy cooperative.

Port of New Orleans
Researched and evaluated the potential for a solar power station and an anaerobic digestion project for the Port of New Orleans.

Clinton County, Illinois
Facilitated and assisted with a feasibility study regarding the development of a community based approach to manure management and methane recovery.

City of Madison – Redevelopment, Indiana
Provided structure and oversight of redevelopment of the former Madison Plaza.  Assisted with environmental issues and develop structure to utilize local TIF funds to assist with demolition.

SuperATV LLC, Indiana
Assisted with obtaining EDGE tax credits of up to $1 million related to job creation. Acted as project manager in assisting with negotiation with local government and TIF district.  Managed process in securing comfort letter from IDEM on former Industrial site.  Provided additional services related to financing of new building, inventory and equipment.  Acted as a liaison between new and former owner of property in related to environmental concerns and site improvements.  
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