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Search Results: Incentives
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Financing Affordable Housing Development in MichiganMembers only Login
Michigan is showing increasing economic strength. Despite this, the state’s housing market is not keeping up with an adequate number of homes affordable to low- and moderate-income households. Ben Stehouwer (Cinnaire) discusses the major changes and...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Retail as Economy: The Math Behind Financing Retail DevelopmentMembers only Login
This month’s CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series discussed strategies for financing retail 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...
St. Louis Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and efficiency of the city's economic development incentives as well as to answer basic questions on: dollar amount of incentive use, where and when incentives have been used, characteristics of...
Cincinnati Incentives Policy ReviewMembers only Login
HR&A Advisors was hired to conduct this study for Cincinnati. The study found that Cincinnati's incentive portfolio facilitates achievement of a number of core economic development objectives, but policies can be strengthened to improve alignment...
2016 Incentives GuideMembers only Login
This BLS & Co. 2016 resource guide is intended to provide a detailed summary of the primary and most valuable state and local economic development incentives offered throughout the U.S to help companies evaluate whether incentives can play a...
Creative Financing Strategies at the Local Level- Combining Local Incentives Members only Login
Herb Klein (Jacob & Klein LTD) discusses creative financing strategies at the local level, specifically combining a number of incentives. Peoria Heights, IL is explored as a case study.
State Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Mike Downing (Missouri Department of Economic Development) discusses state financing & incentive programs in Missouri.
NIZ Vs. CRIZMembers only Login
Sometimes called “NIZ Lite”, Pennsylvania's City Revitalization and Improvement Zones (“CRIZ”) is similar to the Neighborhood Improvement Zone (“NIZ”), but there are some key distinctions. One important distinction of the CRIZ program from the NIZ...
New Jersey Economic Redevelopment and Growth Program FAQMembers only Login
The Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) Program was established to provide incentive grants to developers, business, and owners to capture new State and local incremental taxes derived from a project’s development to address project financing...
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.
New Jersey Incentives and Workforce Development GuideMembers only Login
Business Facilities provides a list of some of the incentives available for companies in New Jersey.
Catalyst for Growth: FL Economic Development Incentives ReportMembers only Login
A report published by Florida TaxWatch reviews each of the major Florida economic development incentive programs, examines the ROI figures published by the state, and compares Florida’s programs to those of competitor states.
Summary of Incentives, General Electric Relocation to the City of BostonMembers only Login
General Electric's move to Boston is accompanied with $145 million incentive package. The agreement between the state, city, and GE is much more interesting than the total dollar value or cost per job calculations.
The Abatement Statement: New Rules for Abatement IncentivesMembers only Login
According to Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASP) unilaterally acted to require governments to disclose in the notes of their financial statements information regarding all tax abatments. As a result, development...
Overview of Illinois’s Program Investments and OutcomesMembers only Login
In order to create a comprehensive picture of the economic development landscape, C2ER reviewed data from a range of state statutes, reports, and websites. The numbers contained in this report are CREC and C2ER’s best estimate of the dollars spent...
Overview of Kentucky’s Program Investments and OutcomesMembers only Login
In order to create a comprehensive picture of the economic development landscape, C2ER reviewed data from a range of state statutes, reports, and websites. The numbers contained in this report are CREC and C2ER’s best estimate of the dollars spent...
Overview of Wisconsin’s Program Investments and OutcomesMembers only Login
In order to create a comprehensive picture of the economic development landscape, C2ER reviewed data from a range of state statutes, reports, and websites. The numbers contained in this report are CREC and C2ER’s best estimate of the dollars spent...
Overview of Michigan’s Program Investments and OutcomesMembers only Login
In order to create a comprehensive picture of the economic development landscape, C2ER reviewed data from a range of state statutes, reports, and websites. The numbers contained in this report are CREC and C2ER’s best estimate of the dollars spent...
Incentive Zoning - Understanding a Market-Based Planning ToolMembers only Login
Incentive zoning is a planning tool that local governments use to entice developers to provide a public good by offering incentives. The incentives seek to offset the cost to developers of the public goods. In this issue brief the authors describe...
Supporting Rural and Small Town Development in the Lone Star StateMembers only Login
Steve Gilbert, Vice President for The HWH Group, and Rick Rhodes of the Texas Department of Agriculture explain a variety of tools and entities responsible for rural finance in the state of Texas.
Targeted Tools in Knox CountyMembers only Login
Todd Napier of the Development Corporation of Knox County shares their typical forms of local incentives in Knoxville and Knox County: tax incentives, direct community investment, and land discounts.
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.
More Development for Your Transit DollarMembers only Login
Published by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), this analysis looks into development return on transit investment, comparing more than 20 transit systems around the country and internationally.
Strategies for Revitalization and RedevelopmentMembers only Login
The City of Grand Rapids Economic Development Office has extensive experience with redevelopment, and Kara Wood shares some great insights to what has made their projects successful. Several case studies are presented.
Examination of Local Economic Development Incentives in Northeastern ILMembers only Login
CMAP has examined the use of various incentive tools, such as tax increment financing (TIF), sales tax rebates, property tax abatements, and Cook County property tax incentives, focusing on their prevalence, structure, associated community goals,...
Business Incentives and Economic Development in Lane County, ORMembers only Login
This report, authored for Lane County Economic Development, presents research on the purpose of business incentives, what kinds of business incentives are common practice for economic development purposes, and the impacts, both positive and...
Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. - Area ProfileMembers only Login
Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. (SOREDI) is the official regional economic development agency for Southern Oregon. Named one of the top 20 economic development groups by site selection magazine, SOREDI acts as a liaison between...
Keystone Opportunity Zone | Program Guidelines and Application | January 2013Members only Login
The Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) Program develops a community’s abandoned, unused, underutilized land and buildings into business districts and residential areas that present a well-rounded and well-balanced approach to community revitalization....
GAO Report: Guide for Evaluating Tax ExpendituresMembers only Login
The Government Accountability Office produced this guide to help identify criteria and analytical questions for policymakers to consider in weighing and evaluating a tax expenditure.
Agricultural Processing Renaissance Zones Fact SheetMembers only Login
Agricultural Processing Renaissance Zones were created to promote processing operations and the overall agriculture industry.
Economic Development Tools in Today's EconomyMembers only Login
Margaret Comey and Gregory Daniels from Squire Sanders discuss the many development finance tools available in Ohio. This presentation includes tools, legal basis, and case studies.
Grand Rapids Neighborhood Enterprise Zone ProgramMembers only Login
This document from the City of Grand Rapids provides a thorough overview of the city's Neighborhood Enterprise Zone abatement program.
Green Building Commercial Property Tax ExemptionsMembers only Login
The City of Cincinnati offers a tiered tax-abatement for new and renovated buildings that meet the US Green Building Council's LEED standards.
Washington State Brownfield Policy RecommendationsMembers only Login
This report, prepared for the Washington State Department of Ecology, provides a thorough review of the state's brownfields policies and programs, and how they can be improved. Key topics include development challenges, policy recommendations, and...
Proposals to Make Strategic Investments in Brownfields RedevelopmentMembers only Login
This report from the Northeast-Midwest Institute and ICF International discusses policies that could help redevelop brownfields in Iowa. Topics include TIF programs, tax credit programs, and more.
NYC Solar Electric Generating System Property Tax Abatement ProgramMembers only Login
City of New York program to incentivize the installation of electricity generating solar panels on buildings. Program uses tax abatements to offset installation costs. Attached document is a factsheet on the program.
OH Renewable and Advanced Energy Tax PolicyMembers only Login
This Green Strategies Bulletin from Bricker & Eckler LLP addresses changes to Ohio's tax policy that significantly reduce the tax burdens on certain advanced energy projects. The bulletin includes a review of the prior law and a detailed analysis of...
Waynesboro Economic Development: Enterprise ZonesMembers only Login
This screen capture from the City of Waynesboro Economic Development Department website covers programs available to businesses located within one of the city's two enterprise zones. Programs include job creation grants, facade grants, and tax...
NE Rural Development Advantage CalculatorMembers only Login
This Excel sheet is a calculator that businesses can use to calculate the potential tax credits and refunds they may receive by creating a certain number of jobs or making a specific level of investment. The file has separate tabs for different...
Case Study: The Reserve at 4th and RaceMembers only Login
This case study from Lancaster Pollard presents a multi-family building financing project that combined state and federal historic tax credits, FHA mortgage insurance, and a state asbestos abatement grant. The document provides information on the...
Case Study: NNSA National Security CampusMembers only Login
This presentation by Stephen S. Sparks and David E. Reid discuss the NNSA National Security Campus in Kansas City, MO. This $700M project included multiple bond issues and other sources of financing.
City of Chicago Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
This flyer from the Randolph/Fulton Market Association provides an overview of the economic development incentives offered by the City of Chicago. The list covers Small Business Improvement Fund grants, TIF, and tax exemptions.
Special Assessments as a Value Capture Strategy for Public Transit FinanceMembers only Login
This study, authored by Jerry Zhao and Kerstin Larson, evaluates the applicability of special assessments in funding public transits on the basis of four criteria: efficiency, equity, sustainability, and feasibility. The authors discuss suitable...
Cincinnati Green Building Commercial Property Tax ExemptionsMembers only Login
This fact sheet from the Community Development arm of the City of Cincinnati describes a commercial property tax abatement program. To qualify, the new or renovated commercial property must be certified according to Leadership in Energy and...
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