Due diligence refresher

Due diligence refresher

Smart incentive use begins with good upfront due diligence on recipients and proposed investments. This post provides a quick refresher on why it is important to conduct background research on incentive applicants and the essential steps in the process. Problem...
Four principles to guide incentive use

Four principles to guide incentive use

The new book Making Sense of Incentives. Taming Business Incentives to Promote Prosperity from Tim Bartik at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is a recommended read for policy leaders and economic development practitioners. A free PDF version of...
Aligning state and local incentives

Aligning state and local incentives

On paper, state and local governments are well-aligned when offering incentives. Many local programs are enabled by state statute. State incentive programs often require local participation, commonly a city or county contribution to the incentive package. State and...