Vison EDC was created in 2016 by MyWebsiteGuys owner Keith Tunnell. The company provides economic development consulting services for small to medium sized companies that may not be aware of incentives, loan programs, and other assistance available to them especially when moving into the Carolina or expanding an existing operation.
Tunnell has over 20 years of success in economic development project management, strategic planning, marketing, and recruitment of business and industry. His knowledge of loan programs, workforce training services, and available incentives in both Carolinas can provide your company with significant incentives that could include tax breaks, loan at the federal or state level, workforce training assistance, CDBG and Rural Infrastructure grants, payroll tax rebates, and other incentives that many companies simply fail to request when relocating or expanding, Tunnell will provide a free analysis of your project and then work with you once under contract to identify and obtain the incentives available to your project in the largest amounts possible to help your bottom line and lower project costs.
Our experience in developing effective economic development strategic plans, non-profit ED structuring, fund raising plans for non-profits and EDs and feasibility studies for both the public and private sectors have helped our clients achieve success. An example of our strategic plan work can be found below. All other strategic plans and feasibility studies are proprietary. Some of our clients include OceanaGold/Haile Gold Mine, McClancy Seasoning Company, Marlboro County Government, and Cherokee County Government. We would be happy to meet with you at any time to help you develop a strategic plan that will be your company's guide to success.
Our site selection program is detailed and will help you find a choice and cost-effective location for your next facility. Combined with our incentive negotiation services and network of allies we can provide assistance in all phases of your project. Few know North and South Carolina better than Vision when it comes to site selection and project management services. We begin every site selection project by meeting with you and listening to and understanding your company's exact needs in land or a building for your new operation. We take that information and conduct an extensive search to locate up to 10 locations that most closely meet your project's requirements. Our broad range of services can meet all of your project's needs.
Our offering of professional services can be customized to meet the exact needs of your project. Our owner, Keith Tunnell, has over 20 years of success in economic development project management, strategic planning, marketing, and recruitment of business and industry. Vision works with private sector companies as well as ED and other government agencies. We are hands-on and commited to our clients and Tunnell is the project lead on all our projects. It's why we limit the number of clients in our consulting business. We want to ensure you receive the very best in services and assistance. Contact us today for a free consultation and review of all our services and how we can customize a scope of work to make your project a success. Put our 20 years of experience to work for you.
During our over 20 years in economic development we have witnessed several companies that left money on the table due to not having a knowledgeable and successful local, state, and federal incentive consultant assisting with the project. Business taxes and incentives differ in every state and are difficult to understand. Some companies aren't aware of some of the pitfalls of incentives that can lead to a loss of incentives. In addition, incentives aren't just cash grants or tax breaks. In some instances incentives may include free or reduced costs for land and/or buildings, utility grants, and assistance with training and associated costs. We've been conducting incentive analysis and calculations for projects for 20 years in the Carolinas. Let us put our knowledge of the many programs that may be available to you so that you don't leave money or valuable assistance programs on the table. Using Vision to identify, negotiate, and secure incentives for your project is an easy decision. In almost every instance, our incentive work on behalf of our clients provides the client with the maximum amount of incentives available from local, state, and federal agencies and grants from ED allies. Put our experience and knowledge to work for you so that you don't leave money on the table.
Some economic development consultants charge an hourly rate for services plus expenses. Other charge a lower hourly fee rate but require a percentage of the value of incentives received from local, state, and federal agencies and ED ally grants awarded to your project. At Vision we only work on a fee basis plus expenses. We never ask for a percentage of your incentives nor do we accept finders fees or any other compensation from our network of allies that you may hire to assist with your project. We have built a successful website design and marketing company and our Vision consulting business by being loyal and dedicated to our clients and believing in ethical conduct, integrity and professionalism in all we do. While our consulting business is relatively new, our website business has been around since 1999 and we have many clients who have been with us for 10 years or longer. We work for you and only you and your success is our success.