Michigan Growth Advisors

Experts in Economic Development

Michigan Growth Advisors, a subsidiary of award-winning law firm, Miller Johnson, delivers economic incentive solutions available through local, state, and federal programs. With a collaborative approach to incentive procurement, Michigan Growth Advisors proactively identifies and secures public incentives available to meet specific client needs.

Joe Agostinelli

Joe Agostinelli | Founder
Email | 269.567.0669

Full-Service Business Consulting

Joe Agostinelli, founder of Michigan Growth Advisors brings a fully integrated perspective on the current state of today’s economic development landscape.

Joe's expertise has touched every aspect of economic development in Michigan, including legislative policy, partnering with state and regional economic development organizations, private real estate development and consulting on all the above within the ever-evolving market. He understands the growing pains businesses have today and knows how to equip them with the right tools at the right time to ensure long-term success.

With the longstanding recognition, proficiency and horsepower of Michigan law firm, Miller Johnson, Joe and the Michigan Growth Advisors team are here to support new and prospective clients, and cater to existing publicly incentivized Miller Johnson clients to bridge the gap between a project’s cost and financial viability.

Joe Agostinelli

Jared Lutz | Project Manager
Email | 269.823.3818

Experienced Project Management

Jared Lutz joined Michigan Growth Advisors in January 2023 as a Project Manager working with companies on securing economic development incentive packages as they look to expand, consolidate, or relocate.

With immense experience in growth-oriented services, Lutz knows what programs apply for clients and secures the most comprehensive benefits available by identifying funding, rebates, and abatements that are often overlooked.

Prior to Michigan Growth Advisors, Lutz was the Attraction and Research Director at Kalamazoo, MI-based Southwest Michigan First.

Joe Agostinelli

Bob Poznanski | VP
Email | 616.831.1992

Community and Economic Development

Robert “Bob” Poznanski brings over 30 years of experience in community and economic development incentive finance to Michigan Growth Advisors.

Bob specializes in New Market Tax Credit financing, working for NMTC lenders who have provided over $1 billion in federal and state NMTC financing.

Over the last few years, Bob has helped about a dozen clients to access nearly $150 MM of NMTC financing for their projects.

Solutions for Expansion, Relocation, and New Builds

Economic Development Incentives

Helping you obtain discretionary financial or nonfinancial support from federal, state, and municipal incentives. Tax Increment Financing & Abatements. Refundable Credits. Capital Investment. Public-Private Partnerships.

Commercial Real Estate Structuring

Providing assistance through incentive programs and resources to businesses starting, relocating or expanding commercial or industrial real estate operations. Financial Proformas. Incentive Structuring & Negotiation. Brownfield Redevelopment. Impact & Permit Fee Waivers.

Corporate Site Selection

Targeting locations that best meet your project requirements and applicable incentive programs. Labor Market Analysis. Community Partnerships. Workforce Training Credits & Grants. Utility Reductions.



Get in touch to see how we can help!

Contact Joe Contact Jared