Chris Magill is the Economic Development Director for Ice Miller and leads a collaborative team of professionals and attorneys to assist public and private sector clients in achieving growth strategies through economic development consulting.
For corporate clients, Chris provides consulting on capital investment projects and has strategically negotiated and analyzed tax credit, grant and loan-financing solutions for capital investment projects in over 20 different states. For public sector clients, Chris advises local governments in building strategic economic plans and creating sustainable economic development tools in an effort to enhance an area’s standard of living.
Chris works closely with Ice Miller’s attorneys in Bond Financing, Broadband, Brownfield & Environmental Remediation, Government Law, Municipal Finance, Real Estate and Tax Law to provide true end-to-end strategies for both public and private sector clients.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Chris served as the executive director of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (Authority) where he was responsible for managing more than $200 million in business tax credit programs annually on behalf of the State of Ohio. Chris has a comprehensive understanding of state and local tax credit programs including transitioning major programs through legislative changes. Chris also played an integral role in structuring the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit.
In August of 2014, Chris was recognized as the only private-sector employee by Columbus Business First as one of “20 People to Know in Government.” Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Statewide Development Corporation.