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Vorys Expands Economic Development Incentives Team with Economic Development Manager

Vorys announced today that Janie Hanna, a business professional with nearly a decade of experience in the real estate industry, has joined the firm as an economic development manager.  She will assist clients with incentives application, reporting and compliance.  Hanna will also assist clients with the site selection process.

“Janie is highly respected and brings significant experience in economic development to our firm,” said Scott Ziance, chair of the Vorys economic development incentives practice.  “This is a new position for our growing practice, and we are glad that she has decided to join us.”

In her prior roles, Hanna helped conduct market research and analysis and financial impact analysis for her clients’ projects.  She managed development projects for public clients, including infrastructure, new construction and revitalization. Hanna also assisted clients with their site selection strategy and incentive procurement process.

“Vorys has one of the largest state and local economic development incentives practices based in a U.S. law firm, and I am looking forward to being a part of this impressive team,” said Hanna.  “I will get to continue my economic development work but on a larger scale and across the United States.”

Hanna is active in the Northeast Ohio community and currently serves as a member of the Urban Land Institute of Cleveland’s Young Leader Committee.  She is also a member of the Akron Children’s Hospital, Emerging Leaders Board.

Hanna received her B.S. from Bowling Green State University.

About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 with just four attorneys and has grown to nearly 375 attorneys in nine offices in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania, California and London.  Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.  Learn more at

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