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Search Results: Incentives
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Transparency in Reporting: The Indiana ExampleMembers only Login
Garth Brazelton from KSM Location Advisors presents on Transparency in Reporting in Indiana.
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...
Statement No. 77, Tax Abatement DisclosuresMembers only Login
Pam Dolan from the Government Accounting Standards Board presents on Statement 77 about tax abatement disclosures.
Communicating Complex AnalysisMembers only Login
John Woolley from the State of Washington Legislature presents on reporting and communication with regard to tax abatements.
Incentives: Compliance Monitoring & Program EvaluationMembers only Login
Britt Crum-Cano from the City of Lawrence, Kansas presents on Compliance Monitoring and Program Evaluation with regards to Incentives.
Transparency of City and County IncentivesMembers only Login
Local governments spend tens of billions of dollars annually on economic development subsidy programs, yet a new survey of the nation’s 50 biggest cities and counties finds that more than half still fail to disclose even the names of the companies...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Impact of GASB 77Members only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, our expert speakers provide an in depth look into the implications of this new accounting standard.
Upjohn Institute Business Incentive ReportMembers only Login
Incentives provide targeted new or expanding businesses with special tax credits or other special financial benefits or services. Two examples of business incentives are property tax abatements and job creation tax credits (JCTCs). This report will...
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...
Transformative Revitalization - Boston LandingMembers only Login
Development Finance Authority, Mass Development, uses Public-Private Partnership, Bonds, TIF, Special Assessment, Brownfields Clean Up, and Tax Credits to redevelop the former Slaughterhouse District into the New Boston Landing.
CREC State Economic Development Performance Indicators Members only Login
Given states’ pressures to demonstrate economic development investment impact, The State Economic Development Performance Indicators White Paper, recently published by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and Smart Incentives,...
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.
California’s First Film Tax Credit ProgramMembers only Login
In this report, California's Legislative Analyst’s Office evaluate the economic effects and the administration of the first film tax credit program passed in 2009.
The Latest in Bond Financing in KentuckyMembers only Login
Mike Herrington (Stites & Harbison PLLC) and Ryan Barrow (Commonwealth of Kentucky) explore trends in bond financing throughout the state. Of special focus is a look at Kentucky’s newly launched bond-backed job training program.
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...
Site Selection & Incentives: The Importance of CommunicationMembers only Login
Dan Breen of Jones Lang LaSalle describes how communication facilitates effective partnership at every stage of an incentive project.
Angel Investment Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Catherine Renaul of Innovation Policyworks LLC, provides research and analysis on using angel investment tax credits to incentivize investors.
Development Finance: IncentivesMembers only Login
Toby Rittner of CDFA discusses the role of incentives in the development finance toolbox.
Center for Economic Research in Tennessee (CERT)Members only Login
Sally Haar of the Tennessee Economic & Community Development speaks on how making informed decisions based on data and analysis is one of the strongest ways to manage a transparent and fair incentives programs.
Crafting Strategic Incentives: How to Make and Protect your InvestmentsMembers only Login
John B.Sternlicht,JD,CEc.D, of the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County describes how to make the best use of your community’s strategic investments to advance community goals, and protect and validate those investments.
Using Data and Analytics to Reduce RiskMembers only Login
Kent Gardner of InformAnalytics gives a primer on economic impact from incentives programs, as well as a run-through of InformAnalytics software.
Manufacturing IncentivesMembers only Login
Manufacturing incentive project needs are detailed by Will Cox of Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, LLC.
Innovative Incentives: SustainabilityMembers only Login
Darrene Hackler of Business Development Advisors provides incentives strategies, examples, and challenges that address sustainability.
Statement No. 77, Tax Abatement DisclosuresMembers only Login
Pam Dolan of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) outlines the requirements and explains how communities should prepare for meeting the recently approved Statement No. 77, Tax Abatement Disclosures.
The California Competes Tax Credit ProgramMembers only Login
Kristen Kane of the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development describes the implementation, goals, transparency, and accountability of their incentives program.
Intro to IncentivesMembers only Login
Steve Hargan of Loudon County, Virginia outlines steps for setting goals and identifying the incentives needs in the community.
Evaluating Economic Development Deals with Impact DashBoardMembers only Login
Paul Scheuren with Impact DataSource addresses technology and software solutions for impact analysis of incentives.
Transparency and AccountabilityMembers only Login
Garth Brazelton of KSM Location Advisors describes Indiana efforts in transparency and some lessons learned.
A Triple Bottom Line Lens to IncentivesMembers only Login
Janet Hammer, Founder of The Collaboratory discusses using data for ongoing communication and monitoring.
Review of Montgomery County’s (MD) Economic Development Incentive Programs
Craig Howard of Montgomery County, MD outlines different approaches based on the type of incentives offered.
Strategies for Evaluating Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
Melissa Maynard of the Pew Charitable Trusts details a number of strategies to better evaluate incentives, as well as the importance of doing so.
What is an Incentive?Members only Login
For the opening session of this course, Ellen Harpel of Smart Incentives defines an incentive and provides an overview of the variety of ways that incentives are used.
CDFA: Compliance Monitoring and Program EvaluationMembers only Login
Britt Crum-Cano of the City of Lawrence, Kansas addresses various methods for compliance monitoring and program evaluation.
2015 City of Lawrence, Kansas Annual Report: Economic Development Support & ComplianceMembers only Login
In this annual report, the City of Lawrence compiles information on the firms receiving property tax abatements in order to assess the effectiveness of program goals, including making good investments and providing quality wages and jobs for the...
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.
Building & Utilizing the Development Finance ToolboxMembers only Login
Toby Rittner of CDFA teaches the development finance toolbox approach for the Fundamentals Course including bedrock tools, targeted tools, investment tools, access to capital lending tools, federal support tools, and how to implement these...
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...
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