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Search Results: Incentives\Policies and Procedures
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Repositioning Economic Development Incentives Post-Pandemic
The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and Smart Incentives have produced a series of reports for the State Economic Development Executives network over the past year providing guidance on critical issues and trade-offs to help state...
Private Capital Public Good - Leveraging Impact Investing to Support a Just & Equitable Recovery
This policy paper from the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance outlines 12 specific policy recommendations and ideas with the potential to catalyze more impact investments to help address urgent social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Effective Use of Property Tax Incentives - Lincoln InstituteMembers only Login
This study was published by the Lincoln Institute. The authors examine how to make property-tax incentives for business more effective. They find that governments should not approve every incentive request, target use of incentives, avoid incentive...
How States Are Improving Tax Incentives for Jobs and GrowthMembers only Login
Building on earlier research by The Pew Charitable Trusts, this report identifies best practices for effectively evaluating tax incentives. Specifically, Pew recommends that states take three steps: make a plan, measure the impact, and inform policy...
Best Practices for the Design and Evaluation of State Tax Incentive ProgramsMembers only Login
This report, produced for the Alabama Department of Revenue, analyzes how states use a range of tax and non-tax incentives, both of which have proliferated in the high-stakes bidding war over increasingly-mobile jobs and capital investment.
Striking a Balance: A National Assessment of Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
This paper, produced by the Upjohn Institute, analyzes the intensified use of incentives as local governments compete for new plants and corporate relocations, and as private firms increasingly demand a deal. While incentives promise jobs and tax...
Financing Disaster Recovery and ResiliencyMembers only Login
Keren Bolter discusses the science behind some of the natural disasters in Florida, then she explores the financing programs and structures for disaster resiliency, partnerships and collaborative efforts to identify financing solutions, and lessons...
Smart Incentives - Incentivizing an Increasingly Automated Manufacturing SectorMembers only Login
This white paper, prepared for Smart Incentives, provides a Descriptive Analysis of U.S. States’ Manufacturing Investment Promotion Programs. It catalogs the varied incentive tools and rationales of individual states toward attracting and...
Arizona Legislative Update & Market WatchMembers only Login
Mark Collins discusses what development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse, trends in issuance and performance, and how the political environment on Capitol Hill might affect the industry in Arizona, especially in Rio Nuevo.
Arizona Legislative Update & Market WatchMembers only Login
Marcus Osborn discusses what development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse, trends in issuance and performance, and how the political environment on Capitol Hill might affect the industry in Arizona.
Colorado Legislative UpdateMembers only Login
Dee Wisor discusses the state's economic development finance climate, access to capital opportunities and the prospect for economic advancement. In addition, find out what development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse and how the...
How States Are Improving Tax Incentives for Jobs and GrowthMembers only Login
Tax incentives are one of the primary tools that states use to try to create jobs, attract new businesses, and strengthen their economies. Incentives are also major budget commitments, collectively costing states billions of dollars a year. Given...
SC Financing for Workforce/Affordable Housing Members only Login
Ivory Mathews discusses how important contributor's to a community's workforce are in need of affordable housing close to their jobs. Workforce housing produces a more sustainable local economy which allows workers to afford to live near their place...
SC Legislative UpdateMembers only Login
Sara Hazzard with SCEDA and Tushar Chikhliker with Nexsen Pruet discuss the latest legislative updates in South Carolina. What development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse? Is there recent legislation that will have an impact on...
2017 CDFA Michigan Financing Roundtable WebinarMembers only Login
The 2017 CDFA Michigan Financing Roundtable Webinar discusses the latest and greatest in Development Finance across the state. The webinar includes two sessions: Development Finance Current Events Review and The Michigan Bond Market. Experts, Craig...
Improved State Administrative Data SharingMembers only Login
In the 21st century data-driven economy, reliance on data analytics to improve outcomes is a driving force behind decisions being made in government, business, education, and research. States rely on sound workforce and economic development...
Infographic: Managing Incentives for Transparency & AccountabilityMembers only Login
This infographic from Smart Incentives illustrates how states can manage incentives for transparency and accountability. Administering incentive programs is not easy. Determining and reporting on results is harder. Smart Incentives breaks down each...
Bonds for Title: How Georgia Abates Property TaxesMembers only Login
Daniel McRae of Seyfarth Shaw LLP uses a simple graphic to demonstrate how property tax abatement is carried out in Georgia.
GASB 77Members only Login
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statement 77, commonly known as GASB 77, which requires state and local governments to disclose specific information about tax abatements in their financial statements.
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