The following post was written by guest blogger Sarah Gutschow, Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).

C2ER and SelectUSA have entered into a partnership to make some features of the State Business Incentives Database publicly available through SelectUSA is an initiative housed in the U.S. Department of Commerce that was established to attract and retain investment in the American economy. This initiative provides investors with information on accessing federal and state programs and services related to business investment.

With this new initiative, some of the information included in the C2ER State Business Incentives Database will now be available to the wider public, making it easier for domestic and international investors to learn about the vast array of state business incentives available across the country. The Database currently encompasses almost 2,000 state incentive programs from all U.S. states and territories, as well as an array of tools for allowing users to search and compare programs.

In order to ensure that the Database is as comprehensive and accurate as possible, C2ER has been reaching out to incentive program managers in every state and territory to receive feedback on the programs they administer. As the Database is updated on an ongoing basis, we welcome you to continue providing feedback on incentive programs in your states. Please provide your comments directly to Sarah Gutschow at