Shelly Carmichael

Shelly Carmichael, Senior Manager Client Services

Shelly joined Development Advisors (DAI) in 2019 as a Senior Client Services Manager with a focus on partnering with manufacturer stakeholders. She works to help clients improve ROI and reduce costs associated with capital investments and expansion/relocations through negotiated incentives, strategic site selection and tax credits.

Shelly started in business development by partnering with national OEM manufacturers to create product marketing campaigns, as well as conduct product and technology leveraging training to sales teams across the southeast. This role laid the foundation for her to pursue and introduce business incentives and tax credits as a resource for clients to increase their profitability and lower costs associated with their growth.

Shelly comes to DAI from the ADP Tax Credit Services Division where she worked with manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, architects and engineering firms to help them secure business incentives related to targeted hiring, research and development, capital investments, expansions, job retention and new jobs. She was responsible for developing relationships and partnerships with trusted stakeholder CPA firms and PE Firms to provide business incentive training and assist with strategic planning resulting in the capture and maximization of business incentives across the U.S. Shelly conducted multiple speaking engagements and educational sessions with industry associations to provide training on business incentive opportunities uniquely related to their industries, growth trends, and locations.


B.S. in Communications/Public Relations from Kennesaw State University

Professional & Civic

Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist

Member, Georgia Manufacturing Alliance



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Our Four-Step Process Is The Framework For Your Confidential Location Solution


Establish Project Scope


Site Selection & Incentive Analysis


Maximize Incentives Through Negotiation



Our Approach

CEOs and CFOs recognize they are not experts in location analysis and that their companies do not maximize incentives associated with new or routine capital investments. Our highly skilled team of former public officials and senior business executives has worked with clients throughout the United States on engagements ranging from $2 million to $1 billion in capital investment. Our diverse industry sector knowledge, subject matter expertise, and market understanding––combined with our background in the public sector––consistently add value to your capital investment decisions.


“Having you on this project was one of the best decisions we made. We won’t do another project without you.”

Damien Lamendola/ President & CEO WellDyne, Inc.