Christine Bustamante GPEC Ambassador Event

Christine Bustamante

Partner, Think, LLP

Christine Bustamante is a Partner at Think, LLP.  She leads Think’s Relocation and Expansion Services (T-REx) Practice, and is based in Naples, Florida.

Ms. Bustamante has 30 years of experience at both the state and local levels in economic development, site selection / location analysis, business incentives and credits. Prior to joining Think in April 2021, Christine was a Principal at KPMG LLP and a leader in its Global Location and Expansion Services (GLES) Practice where she retired after 22 years. Prior to joining KPMG, she was the Special Assistant Director at the Ohio Department of Development. Christine specializes in site selection and negotiating and implementing tax incentives for expanding and relocating companies.

Ms. Bustamante is also published and was awarded Article of the Year by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation for an article she co-authored titled “Credits and Incentives Trends: More States Target Data Center Projects with Specific Sales Tax Programs”. She is a frequent lecturer at economic development/tax forums. Ms. Bustamante holds a BA degree from Youngstown University and an MPA degree from the University of Cincinnati. She is also a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.