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
A new report provides five recommendations on ways to enhance Tax Increment Financing (TIF) design and practice for economic development.read more
Massachusetts is the latest state to offer a tax credit to employers that provide apprenticeships.read more
States are assessing how other incentive programs can be combined with Opportunity Zones to maximize investor interest in distressed communities.read more
Our next event
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 next event, we would love to see you.
Intro Incentives Course – Dallas, TX
November 7, 2018
Join us at the Council of Development Finance Agencies National Development Finance Summit for the Intro Incentives Course. This course will address the characteristics of well-designed incentive programs and processes to ensure meaningful impact, value, and accountability.
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