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MI 21st Century Jobs Trust FundMembers only Login
For most states, promoting entrepreneurship has not been part of the mainstream programmatic efforts of traditional economic-development policy. However certain states, such as Michigan, have had the foresight to support investments which foster an...
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...
U.S. & Oklahoma Economic OutlookMembers only Login
Megan Williams from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in Oklahoma City gives on overview of the markets in Oklahoma & Kansas. The presentation was given at the 2016 CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Conference.
Improving TIF Transparency and Accountability in Michigan
This report from Michigan State University seeks to contribute to the current policy discussion on TIF reform by developing the blueprint for a comprehensive, state-level database on the scale, scope and structure of TIF activities in Michigan.
Illinois Economy Market WatchMembers only Login
John Sassaris (MB Financial) outlines how the Illinois economy is fairing and explores what economic development trends economists, bankers, and other professionals are experiencing throughout the state.
Measuring Success in the States
Sandy Fazeli from the National Association of State Energy Officials will present ways some states have financed and already seen success with energy programs on the state levels
Creative Finance For Smaller Communities
This report from the Urban Land Institute outlines creative financing tools for smaller communities and provides several case studies from communities that are successfully implementing these strategies.
Creative Tax Credit Financing in MissouriMembers only Login
Tax credits have been used by both Federal and State government as a method to influence businesses to take certain actions, such as hiring disadvantaged workers, increasing the supply of affordable housing, redevelopment of commercial and...
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...
Tax Increment Financing in MissouriMembers only Login
The Missouri Department of Revenue's 2015 Annual Report Summary details all TIF projects carried out throughout the state as of 2015. The projects are broken down by eight different categories, most of which cover a kind of blight designation, as...
CDFA TIF State-By-State Report 2015
The CDFA 2015 TIF State-By-State Report is a detailed review of the current state statutes and related regulations governing the use of tax increment financing tools throughout the country. This information has been collected by CDFA with the help...
Reducing Budget RisksMembers only Login
This Pew Charitable Trust report discusses the challenges and opportunities available to states seeking to create jobs and expand their economies while avoiding budgetary surprises by utilizing data and design to make state tax incentives more...
California Business PortalMembers only Login
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) partnered with the State's Information Technology Leadership Academy 22 to create the California Business Portal - A one-stop-shop, assisting business owners navigate through the...