One can look at the mountain ahead - the challenges and obstacles - and see just the mountain. Those who are unfamiliar with the mountain may see only something intimidating and even insurmountable. The Sherpa sees beyond the mountain - to what lies past the peak. The Sherpa sees the valleys, he knows the taste of the fruits from the trees, he has harvested grains in the fields and he knows the gold that can be found in the ground and river beds alike. The Sherpa can see the bounty ahead and he knows the path that must be used - and the paths that must be avoided.
Just as the Sherpa knows both the reward and the critical path to it, so do we look at the challenges that face our clients. But instead of seeing just the challenge, we see the solution too. We know what riches lie beyond the mountain peak - beyond the line of sight - and we know the critical path required to mine and refine those riches.
Just as with the Sherpa, it isn't some magical power. It isn't clairvoyance. It is experience. It is knowledge. It is skill.
Just as the Sherpa know what lies beyond the mountain peak because the Sherpa has been there, so, too, have we.
can do - quantified.
Regardless of the client, private or public sector, publicly traded or privately held, we cobble together benefits - funding and financing - from all possible sources (public and private, federal, state and local). As noted previously, because of our research-driven approach, we don't limit ourselves to "known" or "popular" or "published" or "formal" programs. Rather, we know the laws and budgets as well as the needs and matters of value to the counter parties - enabling us to achieve record funding and financing for our clients.
Some sources of funds have no limitation on use. Others sources limit use of funds to wage subsidies, capital expenditures, research & development, general expenses, operating expenses, debt service, etc., or combinations of these.
Although there are innumerable delivery systems, there are only two principal categories of funding and financing: I) money and other benefits that must be repaid; and II) money and other benefits that don't require repayment.
US Consults delivers both categories (as needed) to its clients.
BENEFITS TO BE REPAID
Benefits requiring repayment include:
Triple Tax Exempt Bonds
Receivables Factoring (in essence it is similar to repayment in that the benefit is not additive)
Building to Spec with Lease Satisfaction Before Being TItled Over to Beneficiary
Equipment Structured with a Lease
BENEFITS NOT TO BE REPAID
Benefits not requiring repayment include:
Grants (Cash, Property, Etc.)
Some Bond Proceeds
Downsizing Mitigation Subsidies
Fungible Tax Credits
Non-fungible Tax Credits
Tax Abatements, Exemptions & Inutility
Building to Spec Titled Upon Performance
Equipment Titled Upon Performance
Tax Revenue Sharing
1. It is important to note that expansion or new investment is not prerequisite for us to be able to negotiate significant financial benefits subsidizing operating and investment costs. The majority of our clients choose to remain operating in place rather than relocate - as a result of our negotiations to mitigate the financial disadvantages of the original site. In some instances we delivered significant benefits even though the client significantly downsized.
2. For companies that have carry-over tax credits that their tax advisors say are not convertible to cash - in several instances we have sold/transferred tax credits for clients that had been advised that what we did was impossible.
The most significant benefits that can be captured for a client are discretionary. In some instances, there is no program - just the legal authority granted in statute. Sometimes, the authority is limited and prescribes what can be done and for what type of beneficiary. In other instances, there is no limit to the amount that can be granted, the purpose, the form of delivery of the benefit, etc. For example, in a particular state, one of the enabling statutes - after pages of detailing what can and can't be done and other limitations - ends with (to paraphrase) "and regardless of the aforesaid is empowered to do anything that may be necessary for economic development..."
In short, the limitation is a combination of imagination and budget as long as there is justification - not rationalization.
We draw the distinction because we don't rationalize why the gifting party should gift. We provide significant econometric, political, demographic and societal analyses that substantiate the need. These are the Raison D'état and Raison D'être. The documentation is never meager, usually exceeding 100 pages. Sample Work Product is available to share with prospective clients so that you can see that
Raison D'état and Rasion D'être are not mere phrases, and that our approach is unique and without equal.
The Raison D'état and Raison D'être validate that by providing the benefit, the giftor is receiving in return more than it is gifting. Our approach aligns all parties on one side of the table - to achieve benefits for each party that would be impossible without the other.
There are literally billions of dollars in available unobligated and unliquidated federal funds. All of these are discretionary.
None are by-right. None of these require "robbing Peter to pay Paul" - none were budgeted or anticipated for use by
another public or private entity.
At the risk of repeating ourselves: There are literally billions of dollars in available unobligated and unliquidated federal
funds. All of these are discretionary. None are by-right. None of these require "robbing Peter to pay Paul" - none were
budgeted and anticipated for use by another public or private entity.