Site Selection Specialists

Expert Advisors

Personal Attention

 

Site Selection Services

Compass Key Site Solutions provides comprehensive services to effectively manage site selection and economic development incentives awards - from initial site identification, through negotiation, and compliance. We work with companies during all stages of project development, assisting in strategic planning and budgeting, qualitative and quantitative location analysis, and available incentive negotiation. 

As a national practice, we effectively advocate for our clients across the country without jeopardizing their leverage. 

 

Once awarded, our team will train you and your colleagues to ensure full realization of the incentives’ value by identifying and, if requested, monitoring the future compliance requirements.

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  • Nationwide Cost and Incentives Analysis
  • Incentives Negotiations and Executions
  • Compliance and Monetization of Awards

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Expert Advisors

Compass Key considers goals and objectives of the real estate footprint change, we assist to define the search area, and prioritizing key location factors. Our team identifies solutions to close the fiscal gap and pain points between various locations, optimizing a company’s return on investment.

Negotiating economic development incentives requires complex mediations with various state, county, and local jurisdictions. Incentives are discretionary and not readily granted – state and local officials often require effective demonstration of cost/benefit or ROI analyses for the jurisdiction to award such incentives.

With over 30 years combined experience, our professionals will advise clients on the real, and monetizeable value of incentives awarded.  Some incentives compliance and monitoring costs may outweigh the benefit received.  Other programs award large numbers, but offer little value to a company, depending on the client's particular tax situation.  Compass Key looks at the totality of our clients' fiscal situation to obtain the most valuable incentives package.

  • Identify Goals and Objectives for Footprint Change
  • Analyses for Company and Jurisdiction
  • Negotiate Incentives of Real Value

Personal Attention

Compass Key professionals work closely with company stakeholders in all departments.  No handing off projects to inexperienced and unnamed associates.  Our Managing Directors find the solutions to fit your needs. 

Compass Key is proudly a Minority- and Women-Owned Business.

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  • Hands-On Personal Service
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • 30+ Years Experience 
 

OUR TEAM

Minah Hall assists with site selection and negotiated tax incentives for companies at every stage of development, from Fortune 500, mid-sized, and start-up companies.  With twenty years of experience providing strategic site selection guidance negotiating and implementing state and local tax incentives for distribution and manufacturing facilities, data centers, back office/call center operations, retailers, and corporate headquarter relocations, Ms. Hall creates benefits for companies making extraordinary expenditures.

Involved in a number of Site Selection and Credits & Incentives related conferences, including the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, Ms. Hall is the Vice Chair of the Credits and Incentives Certification program and the former Chair of the C&I Symposium and Overall C&I Education.  She is also a speaker for various national conferences including the Area Development Consultants Forum and Women in Economic Development Conferences. The Village of Long Grove appointed Ms. Hall an Economic Development Commissioner in 2018.  She was named one of International Tax Review's 2016 & 2017 Women in Tax Leaders and is the 2016 IPT Instructor of the Year. Previously, Ms. Hall was Managing Director at a boutique tax consulting firm, and worked at Big-Four Firms in Chicago.  She began her career at Arthur Andersen.

 

Ms. Hall received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and is a Certified Credits & Incentives Professional (CCIP).  She is licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Email Ms. Hall at MHall@CompassKeySolutions.com

Jennifer Carroll focuses on negotiating and securing incentives for companies expanding, relocating, consolidating or making extraordinary investments.  With 10+ years experience, her practice consists of state business incentive applications and negotiations in states across the country, including California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Her practice also includes extensive research and writing on points of statutory ambiguity.

Previously, Ms. Carroll served as a law clerk for the United States Department of Homeland Security, the University of Notre Dame, and for a commercial law practice in Indiana.  During her tenures as clerk, Ms. Carroll was responsible researching federal and state codes, administrative law, and case law to draft memoranda, motions, negotiation strategies, and settlement offers.   She also worked as a negotiated incentives consultant at a Big Four firm in Texas.  Ms. Carroll speaks at Economic Development Conferences across the country, including NextGen Talks Institute of Professionals in Taxation, and the Women in Economic Development Forum.

As a published author on the development of intellectual property legal systems, Ms. Carroll has a specialized interest in assisting start-up companies with tax planning strategies.  She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Politics from the University of Dallas. She is licensed to practice law in Texas.

Email Ms. Carroll at JCarroll@CompassKeySolutions.com

 
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318 Half Day Road #180

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

 

2177 Buckingham Road #510

Richardson, TX 75081