Slade Blackwell founded INKANA Development over 23 years ago with a primary focus on the healthcare industry. For each project, he concentrates on financial structuring and debt placement, working with redevelopment authorities, bond councils, and state and local governments for approvals of the capital stack, a mix that can include public private partnerships (PPP), government tax abatements, new market tax credits, and historic tax credits. During his tenure at INKANA, he has been responsible for over $550M in healthcare developments, including many healthcare firsts in the state of Alabama. He developed one of the state’s first LEED certified office buildings, the first PPP bond issue with the City of Huntsville, the first parking deck in Shelby County, and implemented one of the largest healthcare new market tax allocations in the state’s history. Slade also served in the State of Alabama Senate for 8 years.