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Steve Brunson

Vice President

Credits & Incentives


Steve leads a team of C&I professionals serving leading businesses across North America. He partners with clients in the areas of site selection and incentive assessment, procurement, and compliance. Steve works strategically with clients, often interacting with tax, operations, finance, real estate, government relations, and management teams. In his role, Steve coordinates with regional C&I experts and collaborates with DMA’s property tax and sales tax teams to maximize value for clients.



8 years in credits and incentives; 1 year with DMA


  • 10 additional years in state, local tax, and federal tax
  • Expert in a wide range of incentive structures
  • Works extensively with state, local, federal, utility, and other non-governmental incentives
  • Specific expertise in negotiating and structuring bond/lease agreements, PILOTS, FILOTS, abatements, tax increment financing, sales tax incentives, employment incentives, investment incentives, training grants, and more
  • Finance background with extensive experience with real estate and alternative energy development
  • Has worked on projects in 30+ US states and many Canadian provinces
  • Experienced in government relations management


Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Idaho | Illinois Indiana | Iowa | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Mississippi | Missouri | Nebraska Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Ontario | Saskatchewan



Commercial Real Estate | Data Centers | Distribution & Logistics | Finance & Insurance | Healthcare Manufacturing | Renewable Energy | Utilities




  • Bachelor of Science, Finance – University of Notre Dame
  • Attends seminars and events that examine the latest changes in state and local taxation, credits
    and incentives, and economic development
  • Frequent presenter on credits and incentives topics for tax industry organizations and DMA
    educational forums