Williams Mullen’s Economic Development Team assists U.S.-based and international companies with relocation and expansion projects. Businesses considering the location of new facilities or operations face a barrage of challenges and decision points, from government incentive programs and immigration issues, to real estate and corporate law issues. Your company needs a multidisciplinary team that possesses the skills and experience to make your project a success. That’s where Williams Mullen’s Economic Development Team can be a valuable resource.
 

Williams Mullen’s Economic Development Team assists U.S.-based and international companies with relocation and expansion projects. Businesses considering the location of new facilities or operations face a barrage of challenges and decision points, from government incentive programs and immigration issues to real estate and corporate law issues. Your company needs a multidisciplinary team that possesses the skills and experience to make your project a success. That’s where Williams Mullen’s Economic Development Team can be a valuable resource.

The team is led by a former Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Pat Gottschalk, as well as board members of regional and local economic development partnerships.

We understand the inner workings of the executive and legislative branches of federal, state and local governments.  Our professional credibility and knowledge of the process mean we are able to work with governmental decision makers to design innovative solutions tailored to the unique aspects of each development project, no matter where the location.

When negotiating incentives, you want to be able to rely on professionals who are intimately familiar with the various programs and the extent such programs can be accessed for your project.  Our team’s extensive experience and connections enable us to help you maximize your incentives package.

In addition to overall project management, the multidisciplinary team can assist with:

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Federal, State and Local Government Relations
  • Land Use
  • International
  • Labor and Employment
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Tax

With strong capabilities in all of the above areas, the team focuses on projects in the following sectors: advanced manufacturing; warehouse, distribution and logistics; research and development; technology (including information and communications technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, modeling and simulation and cybersecurity); energy power generation (especially renewable power – hydro, wind, solar, biomass, ethanol, etc.); headquarters; and data centers.  We are able to assist companies with related projects throughout the country.

Your company can depend on Williams Mullen for guidance in all of the legal disciplines involved in relocating or expanding a business. Our Team members have played instrumental roles in numerous major economic development projects. Among other projects, our Team has:

  • Assisted a leading health care company in obtaining $1.6 million in state and local economic incentives to expand its global headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va.  - $12.25 million investment and 321 jobs.
  • Assisted a Fortune 200 company with the expansion of its North American headquarters in Chesapeake, Va. - $110 million investment and 600 jobs.
  • Assisted a California-based water bottler with its location in Chesterfield County, Va. - $100 million investment and 76 jobs.
  • Assisted a U.K.-based automotive company in its location in Danville, Va. - $2 million investment and 45 jobs.
  • Assisted a Japanese-owned company in locating its advanced manufacturing facility in Danville, Va. - $9.5 million investment and 35 jobs.
  • Assisted a Fortune 500 transportation company in locating a $230 million cargo terminal in Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • Assisted a Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer in its acquisition of all of the assets of a German-owned pharmaceutical plant in Petersburg, Va. - $22.5 million investment and 376 jobs.
  • Assisted a Fortune 500 company expanding to North Carolina in securing a $17 million incentive grant - $5 million investment and 600 jobs.
  • Assisted a Chinese furniture manufacturer in establishing its operations in Smyth County, Va. -  a $4.65 million investment and 125 jobs.
  • Assisted one of the largest producers of candles in the world in establishing its U.S. production facility in Pulaski County, Va. - $18.3 million investment and 170 new jobs.
  • Assisted a Virginia County in attracting a major internet retailer which created a one million square foot fulfillment center for expanding operations to southeastern Va. - $50 million investment and 390 jobs.
  • Assisted an Italian manufacturer in establishing operations in Augusta County, Va.
  • Assisted a U.K. coatings manufacturer in establishing a production facility in Martinsville, Va. - $8 million investment and 45 jobs.
  • Assisted a U.K. advanced manufacturer of pipe-bending machines and integrated systems in locating its first manufacturing facility to Pittsylvania County, Va.- $5.2 million in capital investment and 55 jobs over five years.
  • Assisted a Brazilian manufacturer in establishing a sales office in Henrico County, Va.
  • Assisted a Chinese biotechnology company in establishing an office and laboratory in Richmond, Va.

Working alongside state, regional and local economic development agencies, the Williams Mullen Team has proven experience providing project solutions and hopes to partner with you to successfully launch your economic development project.

Your company can depend on Williams Mullen for guidance in all of the legal disciplines involved in relocating or expanding a business. Our team members have played instrumental roles in numerous major economic development projects. Among other projects, our team has:

  • Assisted a leading health care company in obtaining $1.6 million in state and local economic incentives to expand its global headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va.  - $12.25 million investment and 321 jobs.
  • Assisted a Fortune 200 company with the expansion of its North American headquarters in Chesapeake, Va. - $110 million investment and 600 jobs.
  • Assisted a California-based water bottler with its location in Chesterfield County, Va. - $100 million investment and 76 jobs.
  • Assisted a U.K.-based automotive company in its location in Danville, Va. - $2 million investment and 45 jobs.
  • Assisted a Japanese-owned company in locating its advanced manufacturing facility in Danville, Va. - $9.5 million investment and 35 jobs.
  • Assisted a Fortune 500 transportation company in locating a $230 million cargo terminal in Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • Assisted a Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer in its acquisition of all of the assets of a German-owned pharmaceutical plant in Petersburg, Va. - $22.5 million investment and 376 jobs.
  • Assisted a Fortune 500 company expanding to North Carolina in securing a $17 million incentive grant - $5 million investment and 600 jobs.
  • Assisted a Chinese furniture manufacturer in establishing its operations in Smyth County, Va. -  a $4.65 million investment and 125 jobs.
  • Assisted one of the largest producers of candles in the world in establishing its U.S. production facility in Pulaski County, Va. - $18.3 million investment and 170 new jobs.
  • Assisted a Virginia County in attracting a major internet retailer which created a one million square foot fulfillment center for expanding operations to southeastern Va. - $50 million investment and 390 jobs.
  • Assisted an Italian manufacturer in establishing operations in Augusta County, Va.
  • Assisted a U.K. coatings manufacturer in establishing a production facility in Martinsville, Va. - $8 million investment and 45 jobs.
  • Assisted a U.K. advanced manufacturer of pipe-bending machines and integrated systems in locating its first manufacturing facility to Pittsylvania County, Va.- $5.2 million in capital investment and 55 jobs over five years.
  • Assisted a Brazilian manufacturer in establishing a sales office in Henrico County, Va.
  • Assisted a Chinese biotechnology company in establishing an office and laboratory in Richmond, Va.

Working alongside state, regional and local economic development agencies, the Williams Mullen Team has proven experience providing project solutions and hopes to partner with you to successfully launch your economic development project.

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Assisted a Fortune 200 retailer with securing state and local financial incentives for the expansion of their corporate headquarters.
$110 million
600 jobs