HOUSTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In alliantgroup's ongoing quest to help U.S. businesses remain competitive and innovative, firm leadership welcomes former Alabama Governor Bob Riley to its roster of high-profile champions. alliantgroup is the nation's leading credit and incentive provider, assisting businesses with capturing available federal and state tax dollars allocated to companies that are performing activities such as research, energy-efficient construction, and exporting goods outside the U.S.
Governor Riley joins alliantgroup's influential team of legislators and policymakers who are fighting for American businesses. As allliantgroup's newest Director, Riley's alliantgroup colleagues include several vigorous advocates of government tax incentives vital to the success of U.S. businesses: Mark Everson, alliantgroup Vice Chairman and former IRS Commissioner; Dean Zerbe, alliantgroup National Managing Director and former Senior Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee; Jim Ramstad, alliantgroup Senior Advisor and former U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the IRS Oversight Committee; Kit Bond, alliantgroup Senior Advisor and former U.S. Senator; and Rick Lazio, alliantgroup Director and former U.S. Congressman.
Riley is the most recent former Governor of Alabama and also served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his eight-year tenure as Governor, Riley was instrumental in spurring economic development in Alabama. He understands the need to strengthen businesses in his home state – including aerospace, defense, construction, shipbuilding, engineering, automotive, and manufacturing.
During Governor Riley's first term, unemployment fell to record low rates. He also was credited with getting a $4.2 billion steel mill – that now employs 2,700 workers – to open in Alabama during his governorship. He is passionate about creating new jobs and keeping jobs in Alabama, making this partnership with alliantgroup a perfect match. alliantgroup has already been able to assist hundreds of Alabama businesses in claiming more than $7.5 million in tax incentives.
"I want to keep doing everything I can to get businesses to come to and expand in Alabama. Working with alliantgroup I'll be able to take things a step further to help our state's and this country's economy," said Riley. "I may be out of office, but I will continue to work with Senators and Representatives to fight for things I believe in. alliantgroup is making great strides helping businesses seize tax dollars they have coming to them, and I'm proud to join this outstanding team."
"Governor Riley's commitment to Alabama's economic development is evident. As the 'Official Sponsor of American Innovation and Job Creation,' alliantgroup is proud to partner with Governor Riley to help get the word out to businesses that there are real opportunities to take advantage of tax incentives, and also to speak out to legislators to strengthen incentives that are critical to businesses across this country," according to Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO.
alliantgroup, LP is the nation's leading tax specialty services provider, working with CPA firms and their clients to ensure companies receive the full benefit of federal and state tax incentives and credits aimed at creating jobs and spurring innovation in America. alliantgroup is based in Houston, Texas, with offices across the country including in New York, Chicago, Irvine, and Washington, DC. Visit www.alliantgroup.com or contact us at 800.564.4540.