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Joel A. Smiley, M.P.A.,  Principal.

Office: 314.827.9623  Fax: 314.469.1114

Joel  A. Smiley, M.P.A., Principal

Corporate Economic Development  •  Marketing & Government Relations • Fundraising

Where Experience Counts:

 Joel A. Smiley, M.P.A., Principal                                                                                                      

Has  over ten years in economic development including Logan 

County,  IL and Chesterfield, MO and Supervalu, Inc. where he successfully  helped to recruit and/or retain over $500 Million in commercial projects  mostly involving tax credits. Mr. Smiley

 has been active with  IEDC (International Economic Development Council)  as well as other state economic development agencies.


  •  Leadership from a 14 year economic development veteran

  • Attracting Resources will seek every available credit from federal, state, local, and utilities

  • Government contacts throughout state and federal agencies

  • Experience both from the private and public sector

  • No fees until incentives are approved

  • Grant services available from successful grant writer

Mr. Smiley :

  • Secured USDA Successful grants including RBOG , RBEG , CDAP used for infrastructure , planning , and property acquisition

  • Initiated workforce credits through state organizations 

  • Facilitated $30 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds

  • Recruited several wind developers to Central Illinois for site visiting resulting in the set-up of MET towers

  • Presented at several state and national economic development conferences 

  • Implemented project using Transportation Development Districts, Tax Incremental Financing, New Market Tax Credits, Enterprise Zones, and other financing tools

  • Utilized tax exempt bonds to make major purchases of capital equipment 

  • Wrote economic development strategies for agencies

  • Drafted Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy application to EDA (Economic Development Administration)

  • Created capital campaign that increased economic development funding by 270%

A Leading Economic Development Consultant