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Chris Magill

Managing Director

Chris is a managing director for Vista Site Selection. In his role, he assists private sector clients in achieving growth through the development of site selection and economic development strategies.

Chris has significant experience consulting on capital investment projects and has strategically negotiated and analyzed tax credit, grant and loan-financing solutions for capital investment projects in 20 different states. Further, Chris utilizes data analytics to help better inform business leaders and site administrators on project ROI, economic impacts, site decisions and market conditions.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Chris served as the executive director of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for the Ohio Department of Development. In this role, Chris was responsible for managing more than $1 billion in business tax credit programs including Ohio’s flagship business tax credit programs, the Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC), Job Retention Tax Credit (JRTC), the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit (OMPTC) and various abatement and exemption programs.

Chris was named to the Columbus Business First 2022 40 under 40 Class and was the only private-sector representative selected for the 2014 Columbus Business First “20 People to Know in Government.” Chris also serves as the Vice President of the board of directors to the Ohio Statewide Development Corporation and has been published in Area Development Magazine.

Chris earned a B.S. from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from Ohio University. He also has a Certification of Data Analytics and a Certification of Economic Measurement from National Association of Business Economists. Chris is also an IMPLAN certified economist.


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