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
Incentive programs can be deployed in multiple ways to support more equitable or inclusive economic development by following these principles.read more
Job counts aren’t always the right measure of success. Economic development leaders are using several other indicators to assess their investment incentives.read more
Most states offer incentives to encourage new capital investment, but is this what manufacturers and local economies need?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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