ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
INCENTIVES
THAT WORK

Delivering

Sound Decisions

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:

Smart Incentives analyzes incentive offerings and program designs.

Analyze

incentive offerings and program design

Smart Incentives analyzes incentive offerings and program designs.

Apply

the Smart Incentives 4×4 framework for program management

Smart Incentives analyzes incentive offerings and program designs.

Offer

access to high-quality business intelligence, data, and analytical methods to guide decisions

Smart Incentives analyzes incentive offerings and program designs.

Improve

evaluations and reporting on program results

The top 5 Smart Incentives stories of 2018

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.

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Featured 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 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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