We help communities use economic development incentives to achieve their targeted development goals. Smart Incentives works with economic development organizations and investment promotion agencies to manage 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
Outcomes vary by incentive type, but these policy recommendations can improve the chances for success.read more
A new Smart Incentives report provides practitioners and policymakers insights on the use of business incentives for entrepreneurial firms and guidance for offering these incentives.read more
Seven figures show how state incentive programs have grown and changed over time.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.
Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery
This conference is being sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, Cleveland, New York, and Philadelphia, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute/Economic Development Quarterly.
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