TAX CREDITS & INCENTIVES


AMCREF offers a range of tax credit advisory services to help high-impact projects and businesses secure, structure and close tax credit financing. Drawing on its extensive experience and deep industry knowledge, AMCREF helps clients maximize tax credit equity from multiple sources including:

  • Federal and State New Markets Tax Credits
  • Federal and State Historic Tax Credits
  • Renewable energy tax credits and incentives
  • Other public/private community development incentive

Services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each project throughout each stage of the process, from pre-development through financial closing.

Huber Engineered Wood|Shuqualak, MS

Business type: Industrial/Manufacturing

Tax Credits: Federal NMTCs

AMCREF provided tax credit consulting services to Huber Engineered Woods (HEW), whose oriented strand board (OSB) facility brings a large number of Quality Jobs to rural Shuqualak, MS, which is in a predominately African American county (72%) that is designated an ARC Distressed Area and Persistent Poverty County. The facility will manufacture various HEW products, including HEW’s LEED qualified ZIP System and AdvanTech structural panel products. HEW’s products have set new standards for reducing waste in construction, addressing air and water management, and improving energy-efficient building designs. Actively supported by numerous local officials, the facility intends to be Zero Waste-to-Landfill and will procure wood adhering to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Fiber Sourcing Standard within an expected 100-mile radius.

Ag-Grid Energy|Cohocton, NY

Business type: Industrial/Manufacturing

Tax Credits: Federal NMTCs

AMCREF provided tax credit consulting services to Ag-Grid Energy, a minority and women owned waste-to-energy developer which partnered with Lent Hill Dairy Farm, a 172-year-old family owned-and-operated dairy farm located in rural Cohocton, NY, to install, and jointly own a 2-Megawatt anaerobic digester system onsite at the dairy farm operations. The project produces both heat and electricity for a local cheese co-op factory.

The Dewberry|Birmingham, AL

Business type: Community Facility

Tax Credits: Federal NMTCs

AMCREF provided tax credit consulting services for the Dewberry, a multi-tenant health care and wellness facility serving low-income, uninsured and under-insured people living with HIV/AIDS. Located in a severely distressed area in Birmingham, Alabama, the Dewberry is home to two organizations: 1) 1917 Clinic, the largest HIV health care unit in Alabama (a Federally Qualified Health Center); and 2) Magic City Wellness Center (MCWC), a non-profit providing wellness and health care to the LGBTQ community in a safe, welcoming and affirming environment.

TEP Center|New Orleans, LA

Business type: Community Facility

Tax Credits: Federal NMTCs, Federal HTCs, and State HTCs

AMCREF provided tax credit consulting services for TEP Center, an innovative mixed-use project in the historic former McDonogh 19 school in New Orleans. Named after Leona Tate, Gail Etienne and Tessie Prevost (TEP), three 6-year-old girls who integrated the school in 1960 escorted by Federal Marshals, the project includes an interpretive center dedicated to the history of New Orleans school desegregation, anti-racism education space, the Lower 9th Ward Living Museum, nonprofit offices, and 25 affordable apartments for seniors.

Base Camp|Water Valley, MS

Business type: Community Facility

Tax Credits: Federal NMTCs, State NMTCs, Federal HTCs, and State HTCs

AMCREF provided tax credit consulting services for Base Camp, Mississippi’s first education, innovation, and business incubator hub, located in rural Yalobusha County. The project includes Base Camp Coding Academy, which offers tuition free software engineering training to disadvantaged students, a satellite campus for NW MS Community College, and business incubator/startup space.

Barton Academy|Mobile, AL

Business type: Community Facility

Tax Credits: Federal NMTCs, Federal HTCs, and State HTCs

AMCREF provided tax credit consulting services and post-closing services to Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies, an innovative, internationally focused public middle school located in a severely distressed area in downtown Mobile, AL. Vacant since 2007, the school reopened in 2021 as a model for 21st century learning with a focus on global studies and entrepreneurship, taught through a project-based curricular approach.