We work with communities to deploy economic development incentives as a means to achieve targeted development goals. Smart Incentives helps economic development organizations make sound decisions by instituting incentive programs that are both effective and responsible. Here’s how we do it:
incentive offerings and program design
the Smart Incentives 4×4 framework for program management
access to high-quality business intelligence, data, and analytical methods to guide decisions
evaluations and reporting on program results
Our look into NYC’s controversial incentive offer to Amazon.read more
Arlington, Virginia, has proposed a grant and tax increment financing in its incentive offer to Amazon, building in extensive community engagement.read more
Our most popular articles this year were our recent posts on Amazon’s incentive agreements, but readers were also interested in Opportunity Zones and ways to integrate housing and economic development strategies.read more
Smart Incentives events are an excellent way to stay up to date on industry leading knowledge. They are also a great way to network. Check out our featured event. We would love to see you there.
C2ER Annual Conference – St. Louis, MO
June 3-7, 2019
Join us at the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference. This year’s theme is Meeting in the Middle, and the program will explore how and where economic and workforce development research intersect. Ellen Harpel and Troy Mix will be presenting their research on gig and independent work in state and regional economies.
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