Location: Tallahassee, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi; Remote Work

Who We Are

VisionFirst Advisors has established itself as a go-to firm in the economic development consulting field with clients from 48+ states and 8 Fortune 500 companies. After 30 years of leading public and private economic development organizations in multiple states, Gray Swoope launched VisionFirst Advisors in 2015, providing services focused on:

  • Location advisory and site selection
  • Labor and market intelligence
  • State, regional, utility and local economic development strategy
  • Incentives for negotiation and compliance
  • Marketing and communications strategy and implementation

We are a customer-driven consulting firm, acting seamlessly as an extension of the client team to develop strategy, solve problems and deliver results while mitigating risks and barriers. We utilize our experience and business acumen to support clients with their location strategies and economic development competitiveness. We know that no two projects are the same, and our approach is tailored to each client.

In 2024, Gray Swoope and Griff Salmon acquired VisionFirst Advisors, realizing a long-term goal of being an independent entity. As part of this new structure, VisionFirst entered into a strategic partnership with The Southern Group, the largest lobbying firm in Florida.

About the Position

VisionFirst Advisors is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Senior Consultant in our Location Advisory Services division. As part of our growing firm, you’ll have the opportunity to work collaboratively with clients, leveraging your expertise in tax credits, exemptions, and incentives to drive business success.


  • Collaborate with clients to assess operating costs at various locations and manage risks associated with incentive programs.
  • Conduct incentive calculations, create proformas, and assist in structuring deal terms for incentives and tax credits.
  • Educate and advise clients on available incentives to minimize project costs.
  • Work closely with our team to craft then deliver tax and incentive recommendations to our clients.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to work within a hybrid model, requiring travel and in-person collaboration 3-5 days per month.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, law, or related field.
  • Preferred 2 years’ experience in incentives, state taxes, or incentive compliance.
  • Strategic mindset, with the ability to apply learned concepts to develop a structured solution tailored to client needs.
  • Strong leadership skills with a focus on judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Excellent research, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritize workload effectively to meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Willingness to participate in strategic planning initiatives.
  • Proficiency in project management and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed.
  • Preferred Accreditation as a licensed CPA, holder of a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), or Certified Credits and Incentives Professional (CCIP).

Join us at VisionFirst Advisors, where you’ll have the opportunity to grow professionally in a collaborative environment and share in our success through profit sharing. Apply now and become an integral part of our team dedicated to helping clients thrive in today’s competitive business landscape. Email a resume and cover letter (both required) to info@visionfirstadvisors.com.