Western Gateway TIF District Endorsed for Oklahoma City
A $120 million Western Gateway tax increment financing district that will allow work to start on the Wheeler development along the Oklahoma River is set to be voted on later this month by the city's planning commission and city council.
Commentary: Amid a Budget Crisis, a Few Positive Signs for KS
Steve Rose offers a commentary on the state of Kansas' finances.
Second Phase of $66M Revitalization and Historic Preservation Project Opening in KS
The second — and more amenity rich — phase of the $66 million Douglas apartment complex is expected to be ready for tenants on Feb. 1, weeks ahead of initial projections.
Claeys Plans Incentive to Keep Students in KS for Aviation Jobs
Rep. J.R. Claeys, R-Salina, has introduced a bill aimed at keeping Kansas students in the state after graduation to fill aviation-related jobs. The bill, HB 2036, is in the House Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development, of which Claeys is a member.
Development Incentives and Tax Breaks Key Issue in Overland Park
Charlotte O'Hara, a former Kansas House Representative, filed last week to run for Overland Park mayor. O'Hara said ending development incentives will be a priority in her campaign.
Controversy Churns Over Curbing Tax Breaks for Wind Turbines
The state offers producers incentives for the first 10 years of a wind farm's operation. Oklahoma did not cap incentives for the industry which has sparked new plans to curb tax incentives for wind farms. Green energy supporters say sudden limits could imperil the industry.
NMTC Coalition Urges Supporters to Sign Letter
The NMTC Coalition is sending a letter to Congress urging leadership to protect the New Market Tax Credit. Please consider signing their letter if you support this important development tool.
Brookridge Project in Overland Park Clears Another Hurdle
Developers for the Brookridge project in Overland Park sidestepped another potential obstacle on Wednesday when the Shawnee Mission school board chose not to block the development's potential use of tax increment financing.