Economic Development

We specialize in project administration, business expansion, mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, and new construction.


Our management and staff are committed to promoting economic development at the regional, state, and local levels. In addition to providing a comprehensive array of environmental, health, and safety regulatory compliance services to our clients, Cornerstone staff has the knowledge and expertise to assist incoming companies with a critical component in the economic development process.

We provide support through the site selection process with a focus on achieving a flexible and cost-effective permitting scheme with timely outcomes. Our team understands that decisions regarding new construction, expansion, or consolidation encompass many factors and can be very challenging – in particular, regulatory considerations.


Project Planning, Site Selection, and Due Diligence

Clients need an astute and experienced resource to ensure an environmental impact evaluation is thorough and that conclusions regarding timing and costs are accurate. This process starts with partnering in project planning. Cornerstone can conduct these services with an economic development organization, construction firm or directly with the client.

Our team is there to assist during the project planning and construction phases, as well as ongoing compliance assistance after facilities are operational. Our goal is to be a reliable resource for you as you pursue opportunities with companies seeking to locate in your area.

Our staff works in partnership with clients to provide guidance on projects involving new construction (including Brownfield or Greenfield sites.) Our collaborative approach allows clients to make proactive decisions regarding the following:

  • Environmental site investigation and planning
  • Site risk analysis and potential liabilities
  • Project planning and execution
  • Project value (related to environmental requirements) and anticipated return on investment

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