Signaling power of incentives

Signaling power of incentives

A recent book describes how incentives send signals that shape a story. These signals and the story they tell are just as important as the characteristics of the incentive itself in determining whether the incentive will have the expected effect.  In Mixed...
Communicating Incentive Performance

Communicating Incentive Performance

A recent webinar, Alternative Metrics: New Ways to Communicate Incentive Performance, addressed how economic development leaders can change the way they talk about the impact of their incentive programs. A key priority is to move beyond “jobs, jobs, jobs.”  Expanding...
Our top incentive trends

Our top incentive trends

As Smart Incentives marks its 10th year, we have been revealing the top ten ways that incentives have changed since 2013. We are pleased to share the full list of incentive trends here in our last blog article of 2023.  1. Big incentive deals are getting bigger. Top...
Progress on strategic alignment

Progress on strategic alignment

As the teams approach the halfway point of the CREC Policy Academy to fuel strategic alignment, a promising tapestry of progress is being woven by six teams with members representing states and Economic Development Districts (EDDs) from Colorado, Idaho, Kansas,...