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Understanding Enterprise Zones

A Virtual Lunch and Learn for this Virginia business owners


The Virginia Enterprise Zone program is a collaboration between state and local government that encourages job creation and private real property investment (new construction and rehabilitation or expansion) in select areas in Virginia. This is achieved by designating Enterprise Zones throughout the state and providing two grant-based incentives, the Job Creation Grant (JCG) and the Real Property Investment Grant (RPIG), to qualified investors and job creators within those zones, while the locality provides local incentives as well. This lunch and learn focuses on the state portion of this program. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

11:50 AM - 1:10 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Cost: RMA Members $5, Non-RMA Members $10

CEUs pending

Meet Our Speaker

Shawn Middleton, CPA, Partner

PBMares CPAs and Consultants

Shawn Middleton has over 15 years of audit experience. She uses her experience to provide assurance services and controllership services to the firm’s non-profit, governmental, for profit, real estate, and hospitality clients. Controllership services provided to clients include assistance with cash flow management, financial statements, budgets, creating operational policies and procedures, financial planning, and advising. Shawn leads the firm’s Enterprise Zone Program team and assists clients in the application process. This includes helping assess their eligibility and, if they meet

the requirements, performing an agreed upon procedures engagement where she walks applicants through the submission process. Further, she performs a similar

function for the Historic Tax Credit program. 

Professional affiliations for Shawn include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia

Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), the VSCPA Richmond Chapter and Virginia Economic Developers

Association. In addition, she is a past recipient of Virginia Business magazine's “Super CPA” recognition in the

Young CPAs category.

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