Delivering Significant Impact To Your Business’s Bottom Line

Through Tax-Based Solutions & Economic Development Strategies

In Memoriam: Rodney Haynes

In loving memory of Rodney, who dedicated over 25 years to the fields of Economic and Community Development, Government Programs, and Tax Credits. As the Director of Economic Development for EmPower Solutions Group, Rodney’s impact extended far and wide.

During his tenure as the Real Estate Site Incentives Manager for Fortune 500 Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Rodney played a pivotal role in the growth of the Site Incentive Group. In just three years, he led the team to increase incentives from $20M to an impressive $800M. His visionary leadership touched diverse projects, including manufacturing, distribution, data centers, call centers, and retail, spanning all 50 states.

Rodney’s journey also included serving as an Internal Revenue Service Revenue Agent for the U.S. Department of Treasury, where he gained invaluable tax and tax credit experience. A graduate of Radford University with a BSBA, Rodney was a member of the SC Economic Developers Association (SCEDA) and served as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) VA State Co-Chair for the P3 Retail for Public-Private Partnerships.

His commitment to the community extended to his role on the Legislative Committee of the local Chamber of Commerce in VA, leaving a lasting impact on both local and national levels.

Rodney’s legacy will be remembered not only for his professional achievements but also for the warmth, dedication, and expertise he brought to every endeavor. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the realms of economic development and community service. May his memory continue to inspire us all.


We utilize cost segregation tools to provide tax-based solutions for your company or clients.

Research & Development Credits

Identify Research & Development tax credits to find “lost money” to return to your bottomline.

Economic Development Strategies

Reduce operating and capital expenditure costs for clients via the identification of incentives.


A payroll tax credit for companies that paid employees during the COVID pandemic.

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Empower Solutions was able to apply all three core competencies: cost segregation study, R&D tax credits, and economic development programs.

Apartment Complex

Empower Solutions was engaged by a development firm to conduct a cost segregation study on phases 1 and 2 of the multifamily complex.

Storage Facility

Empower Solutions was engaged by a development firm to conduct a cost segregation study on the new construction of a storage facility in New Jersey.

New Construction

Empower Solutions was engaged by a construction company to conduct a cost segregation study on two newly constructed warehouses in Jacksonville, FL.


The objective of the study was to identify assets that could be moved to shorter recovery periods in order to accelerate depreciation and defer taxes.


A family restaurant group was told by their payroll provider that they did not qualify for COVID-Employee Retention Tax Credits and it was not worth the time to pursue.

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Securing unrealized
tax-based benefits

“Empower Solutions, tax consulting specialists, has filed more than $42 million in tax credits for our members!

To date, they have helped over 160 restaurants and hotels in South Carolina alone to secure over $14 million in credits. 100% of all Restaurants and Hotels reviewed have qualified due to mandatory government restrictions or shutdowns.”

Susan H. Cohen

President and CEO, South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association

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"The retroactive statutory lookback analysis uncovered and secured a substantial amount of 'found money' for our Partners.

As a valued member of Augusta ENT's team, we highly recommend Empower Solutions' services and look forward to many more successes."

Keith Lynn

CEO, Augusta ENT

"Charleston ENT has engaged Empower Solutions on numerous projects over the past few years. The team has proven to be very beneficial to our development projects across South Carolina.

In addition to Cost Segregation Studies, the Economic Development Services are thorough, timely, and professional."

Craig Kilgore

CEO, Charleston ENT

"After our initial meeting, it was very apparent we were a good candidate for their services and we anxiously awaited their no-obligation proposal after providing them with some records. It blew me away when they came back with job tax credits of over $41,000 and a 10-year present value of cumulative taxes deferred totaling over $140,000.

Those significant savings in taxes, coupled with Empower’s reasonable fees, are why I have zero hesitation recommending their services to any business owner. "

John W. Harris

President, Harris Pillow Supply

"We are currently receiving statewide economic development job creation tax credits. Empower is also working on securing work opportunity tax credits (WOTC) based on the status of some of our new hires. They have lobbied for a local county/city tax credit to install a new sprinkler system at our assisted living community in Orangeburg, SC. To date, Empower has saved our facilities well into six figures. "

J. Clay Fowler

Managing Member, Longwood Plantation and Magnolia Place

"Empower Solutions came highly recommended by our CPA, and their knowledge and attention to detail have kept our business on track to maximize the tax credits our business has been eligible for.

I initially contacted them to educate our firm and prepare a report in order for us to receive an annual tax credit for Research & Development. Empower Solutions was not only thorough but easy to work with and always willing to take the time to answer questions or address any concerns."

Leah Thompson

Financial Manager, Herlong Architects & Interiors

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(843) 471-1221

(843) 350-4838

225 Seven Farms Dr. #207, Daniel Island, SC 29492

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