The Merit Team
C.J. Evans Jr.
1410 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 111. Tampa, FL 33607
C.J. Evans, Jr., Director, specializes in providing economic development/site selection consulting services related to the location of new business operations or the expansion of existing business operations. These services include being a liaison for the company with economic development and governmental representatives, site location financial analysis, and negotiation of business incentives packages with state and local jurisdictions. He provides companies with these services on a nationwide basis, with an emphasis on the Southeast and Southwest. Mr. Evans was a Director with Ryan, LLC’s Tampa office for 7 years and Ernst & Young, LLP’s Atlanta and Tampa offices for 10 years. He has over 15 years of experience with the state and local economic development process and has established significant relationships with economic development professionals throughout the U.S., which allows him to guide clients through the qualitative and quantitative aspects of a site selection project in a timely manner. Mr. Evans earned his B.S. in Accounting, with honors, his B.S. in Marketing, with honors, and his Juris Doctor, with honors, all from the University of Florida. He lectures on various current developments in the area of economic development and state and local business and tax incentives that effect companies and state and local economic development representatives. Mr. Evans is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida (Merit is not a law firm) and is a member of several economic development and state and local tax organizations.