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International Business Briefing: Financial Incentives for Business in Michigan and Canada

August 14, 2007

The law firm of Miller Canfield presents “Financial Incentives for Businesses in Michigan and Canada” at an upcoming International Business Briefing on Wednesday, September 12, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Automation Alley Headquarters (2675 Bellingham, Troy, Mich.). John Bufton, investment trade commissioner, The Consulate General of Canada, Detroit, along with Miller Canfield attorneys Mark J. Bennett and Grant W. Williams, will discuss available economic development incentives on both sides of the border. There is no cost to attend for Michigan and Ontario companies.

The presentation will highlight:

• Global climate change and sustainable development
• Energy credits and “Green”/LEED incentives
• Michigan’s MEGA credit for job creation and retention
• IFT (Industrial Facilities Tax) abatements
• Brownfield credits, renaissance zones, and historical tax credits
• Determining value of credits, pitfalls and traps
• The future of credits in light of the new Michigan Business Tax

The event is co-sponsored by Miller Canfield and Automation Alley. Please make reservations with Sandy Bera at 248.267.3345 or

Mark your calendar for these upcoming International Business Briefings co-sponsored by Miller Canfield and Automation Alley: Doing Business in Mexico on October 10; Venture Capital on November 14; and Doing Business in Eastern Europe on December 5.

About Miller Canfield
The law firm of Miller Canfield was established in Detroit in 1852 and employs more than 800 in offices in Michigan, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland.

About Automation Alley
Automation Alley drives the growth and image of Southeast Michigan's technology economy through a collaborative culture that focuses on workforce and business development initiatives.

More than 600 businesses, educational institutions and government entities belong to Automation Alley, covering an eight county area and the City of Detroit. Automation Alley promotes regional prosperity through the Automation Alley International Business Center, which provides business attraction services and exporting assistance; the Automation Alley Technology Center, which brings together businesses, educators and government to help entrepreneurs accelerate technology commercialization; and the GLIMA Network, a state-wide association for individuals engaged with and involved in technology-oriented industries. Visit