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
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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 – Columbus, OH
June 2-5, 2020
Join us at the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference. This year’s theme is The Roaring 2020s: Mobilizing Your Talent and Economy for the New Decade.
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