EDC pro joins Crowe LLP

Ivan Baker is joining the Crowe LLP Credits and Incentives Consulting Team in Chicago as manager effective July 15.

Crowe is one of the largest business accounting and consulting firms in the nation, with more than $900 million in annual revenue. The National team, under the direction of Jon Cesaretti, coordinates credits and incentives, economic development, and state and local tax assistance for hundreds of business clients. Crowe LLP is a member of Crowe Global, which has 750 offices in 130 countries.

As a Certified CEcD Economic Developer and AICP Planner, Baker has coordinated real estate and incentive negotiations for more than $2.8 Billion in business capital investments in seven states, including industrial projects for Fortune 100 firms. He is also one of only 125 elected IEDC Fellow Members of International Economic Development.

Prior to joining Crowe, Baker most recently served as president of the regional North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation. Baker was a tenant-rep site consultant, and also directed economic development programs for the Village of Tinley Park, Illinois; City of Shreveport, Louisiana; Hempstead County Arkansas; Cass County Texas; Parker Colorado; San Benito, Texas; and Logan County, Kansas.