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Cashing in on Economic Incentives


Cash, non-cash and tax reduction incentives are available to entrepreneurs and established businesses throughout the State of Texas. Are they right for your business? Royce Poinsett, a government relations attorney at McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P., will give an overview of various economic incentive programs offered by the State of Texas and local governments. The State of Texas alone operates a dozen programs for early, mid-stage and established companies in areas from emerging technology and product development to skills and training and real estate development. Using his experience as the Governor’s counsel for the Texas Enterprise Fund, and later as the Speaker’s designee on the Fund’s executive board, Royce helps clients compete for valuable economic development incentives from the State of Texas. He will explain how to identify, apply for and secure incentives that are right for your business and cover the advantages and disadvantages of doing business with the government.


Parking for a fee available at 600 Congress with entrance on W. 7th St. Parking meters on Colorado and on W. 7th are within walking distance.
Of Counsel
Royce Poinsett chairs the economic development practice group at McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P. He joined the firm after a long public service career at the Texas Capitol, advising political leaders from both sides of the aisle. Royce served as counsel and policy advisor to the Speaker of the Texas House and as Ethics Advisor to the Texas House. He also served as counsel, policy advisor and ethics advisor to the Governor of Texas. At McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, he represents corporations, trade associations, and coalitions before the Texas Legislature and the executive branch of Texas government, and assists companies and communities in obtaining economic development incentives from state and local government. Royce holds a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.