Harvest Group

3024 Centre Oak Way, Germantown, TN, 38138



Harvest Group LLC, headquartered in Germantown, TN, was founded in 2002 by Wes Bowen and Rudy Watkins.  Bowen and Watkins, who both previously worked at Big Four accounting and consulting firms, used their extensive experience to create a firm focused on maximizing their clients' yield on investments and shareholder value through Economic Development Incentive Negotiations and Site Selection Best Practices.

The majority of Fortune 500 companies walk past millions in incentive dollars every year.  Harvest Group's goal is to not only ensure money is not being left on the table, but to maximize their client's incentive opportunities throughout the entire organization.   

Harvest is skilled in analysing a company’s state/federal tax environment, planned capital expenditures, and business practices in order to effectively manage and maximize economic development incentives.  Incentives are typically offered in anticipation of continued operation, capital investment, job retention, job creation, and/or other economically beneficial business activity.   

Agriculture and Fertilizer, Automobile, Boats and Recreation, Construction Machinery, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Furniture and Appliances, Oil and Gas Components, Medical, and Tires

Harvest clients consist of large corporations including Caterpillar, GE Aviation, ConAgra, Stanley, Black and Decker, International Paper,  Coca-Cola United, Goodyear, plus many more.  The company has had unprecedented success in helping clients earn back a significant portion of their capital investment.  Harvest’s distinctive approach to negotiating incentives on average doubles the typical incentive results.  

Harvest services include but are not limited to identifying the potential project, creating the economic development story, managing the site selection process and infrastructure needs, negotiating the incentive offer with the governing authorities, managing the agreements as well handling the project’s compliance for the first year.  Harvest Group’s track record of providing these services with a high degree of individual attention results in achieving the highest returns on our clients’ investments.

It has been a distinct pleasure and honour to do business with you and your group.  We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with you and benefit from the value your group and expertise can bring a company like ours. Most importantly, we are grateful for the integrity with which you conduct your business.  
– Caterpillar

I’d be hard pressed to think of another firm that is as knowledgeable, is as pleasurable to work with and delivers the kind of results as Harvest Group.  
– Sue Zemba, Alcoa, Inc.