Christopher D. Lloyd

Senior Vice President and Director , Infrastructure and Economic Development

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1902

Chris Lloyd leads the McGuireWoods Consulting infrastructure and economic development team where he specializes in site selection and economic development incentives negotiations. Chris has also worked closely with clients on numerous public-private partnership projects for transportation and other infrastructure as well as playing a leading role in the development and passage of Virginia's public-private partnership laws. These statutes have since become model legislation for use in other states. As a result of this work, Chris has become a frequent speaker on economic development policy issues and public private partnership projects around the country.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Chris served for nearly five years in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Virginia Governors Allen and Wilder. In this position, he was responsible for legislative, budgetary, and regulatory coordination and development for the fifteen agencies within that Secretariat which oversees the state's economic development programs.

Chris graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1993. He lives in Richmond with his wife, Megan, and children, Ryan and Meredith.

Member, Chamber RVA Richmond Marine Terminal Task Force, 2016-2017

Member, 1999-present; Legislative Chair, 2000-present; Board of Directors, 2002-2004, Virginia Economic Developers Association

Member, 2008-present; Vice President of Membership, 2012, National Council for Public Private Partnerships

Member, International Economic Development Council, 2008-present

Member, 2014-present; Chairman, Marketing Committee, 2015; Board Advisor, 2016, Site Selectors Guild

Member, 2015-present; Business Facilities LiveXchange Advisory Board

Member, Working Group on Revisions to the Model PPEA Guidelines, 2005-present

Member, Infrastructure Working Group, Attorney General's Regulatory Reform Commission, 2008-2009

Board of Directors, Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2003-2009

Co-Chair; 10th Reunion Gift Committee Member, 2002-2003; 15th Reunion Gift Committee Member, 2008; 20th Reunion Gift Committee Co-chair, 2012-2013, The Fund for William and Mary

Member, PPEA Ethical and Conflicts Working Group to the HJR 186 Subcommittee, 2005

Associate Member, Virginia Road and Transportation Builders Association, 2001-2005

Board of Directors, Oaks at Crossridge Homeowners Association, 2004-2005

Member, 1993-1998; Vice Chair, 1997, Young Guarde Council of the Society of the Alumni of the College of William and Mary

Member, Advisory Committee on the Center of Innovative Technology to the Joint Commission on Technology and Science, 2002-2003

Quoted, "Area business leaders discuss lagging state economy," The Winchester Star, September 27, 2018
Quoted, "Behind the deal: How Virginia landed one of its biggest economic development deals ever," Washington Business Journal, August 29, 2018
Quoted, "4 ways Gerald Gordon built Fairfax County into an economic powerhouse," Washington Business Journal, August 28, 2018
Quoted, "Site selectors: NoCo has strengths, needs to sell them," BizWest Media LLC, August 3, 2018
Quoted, "In Market: Should Fort Worth Mooove On?," Fort Worth Business Press, June 8, 2018
"Franklin County Banks on Summit View for Jobs, Tax Revenue," Quoted in The Roanoke Times, December 2, 2017
"Nothing is Constant Except for Change," Trade & Industry Development, October 30, 2017
"GO Virginia: Regional Initiative Prepares To Pivot from Planning To Action," Quoted in Virginia Business Magazine, October 27, 2017
"On The Go: Regional economic development initiative forms councils around Virginia," Quoted in Virginia Business Magazine, May 31, 2017
"Economic Development – Policy, Powers, and Politics," Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, May 8, 2017
"Virginia Economic Development Policy Update – The 2017 Virginia General Assembly," Chesapeake Economic Development Council, March 10, 2017
"The Foundations of Virginia Economic Development Policy," Virginia Institute for Economic Development, September 28, 2016
"Growing Your Organization Amid Local Pressure – The Politics of Local Economic Development," Georgia Economic Developers Association, September 21, 2016
"Business site selection consultants get bird's eye view of metro Denver," Quoted in Denver Business Journal, September 16, 2016
"Economic forum at William and Mary explores uniting region," Quoted in Daily Press, August 23, 2016
"Winning The Political War Against Public Private Partnerships," National Council for Public Private Partnerships – P3 Connect, Chicago, IL, June 28, 2016
"Winning The Battle Against Economic Development and Incentives," Wyoming Economic Developers Association, June 8, 2016
"To spur regional projects, millions in funds ready to ‘go’," Quoted in Work It, SoVA, March 25, 2016
"P3 Frameworks in the DC Region," Eno Center for Transportation - DC Mayor's Office P3 Summit, December 9, 2015
"Federal spending cuts have taken a toll on Virginia's economy," Quoted in The Virginia-Pilot, December 4, 2015
"Economic growth plan GO Virginia presented to local officials," interviewed in The Daily Progress, December 1, 2015
"The Politics of Local Economic Development: How To Use Facts to Stay Above the Fray," Ohio Economic Developers Association, October 23, 2015
"An Insider’s View of Site Selection and Incentives Policy," King George County Economic Development Forum, October 21, 2015
"New Frontiers in Logistics Site Selection," Logistics Development Forum, August 5, 2015
"The Politics of Local Economic Development: How to Use Facts to Stay Above the Fray," National Rural Economic Developers Association, July 15, 2015
"While Christie seeks top job, N.J. looks for any job," Quoted in PhillyVoice, June 30, 2015
"Public Private Partnership Success Stories – The Virginia Experience," McGuireWoods Consulting Georgia P3 Seminar, June 11, 2015
"Natchitoches on the move – Red River Roadshow Showcases Natchitoches Assets," named in Natchitoches Parish Journal, May 19, 2015
"Despite big job promises, incentives often fail to deliver," Interviewed by WRAL, October 14, 2014
"PTI officials say bridge and taxiway will open huge opportunities," Quoted in Triad Business Journal, July 11, 2014
Quoted, "National site selectors size up Nashville," Nashville Business Journal, May 14, 2014
"JAXUSA: How deals are done," Interviewed in Financial News & Daily Record, April 8, 2014
"National site selectors size up Nashville," Interviewed in Nashville Business Journal, March 14, 2014
"Five questions Boeing will be asking Greensboro and the Triad," Interviewed in Triad Business Journal, December 6, 2013
"An Insider’s View on Site Selection," Economic Development Association of North Dakota Fall Conference, October 30, 2013
"Public-private partnerships: Developers and localities share in cost of high-profile projects," Quoted in Virginia Business Magazine, September 27, 2013
"Developers, builders back Georgia public-private partnerships law," Quoted in Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 20, 2013
"Area's 'sense of place' helps with economic development, speaker tells CVPED," Interviewed in The Daily Progress, June 28, 2013
Author, "The CFO's Role in the Site Selection Process," January 24, 2011
"How local businesses can tap the stimulus funds," Interviewed in The Virginian-Pilot, April 6, 2009

Contracts and State Local Procurement

Economic Incentives Negotiation

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Local Government Relations

Public Private Partnerships

Regulatory Solutions

Chris Lloyd