This webinar will begin with developing an understanding of a development agreement, including the legal basis for agreements, essential elements and what a typical agreement might look like.  Best practices will be considered including a discussion of public involvement/transparency, negotiations and what partners/parties you may want to have involved in the process.  Community perspectives, including a discussion on lessons learned, will be included.

This session will provide the opportunity for question and answers from webinar participants.


Katherine C. Hinkle, Associate Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Katherine (Katie) C. Hinkle helps clients navigate real estate matters including financing, leasing, and acquisitions and dispositions. She works with lenders to negotiate and document financing transactions, and advises businesses and private equity firms on the purchase and sale of companies with significant real estate assets.

Charlie Walker, MPA, CEcD, President and CEO, Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation

Charlie Walker is a Certified Economic Developer with 25 years of experience working with and advising companies, state and local governments, and economic development organizations (EDO’S) on in-depth business location strategies. Helping clients in understanding variables like labor markets, impacts of operating costs, incentives, and proper site location analysis, he has assisted over 80 companies which have invested over one and a half billion dollars and created over 4,500 jobs in Alaska, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 


Development Agreement Fundamentals

  • June 25, 2019