Smart Incentives joined PFM for a focused discussion on how government at all levels can help keep local businesses operating and/or solvent during the COVID-19 economic recession. The slide deck from our presentation is available to download here.

We addressed how to design programs that are targeted and effective in the short-term and align with the long-term goals of business incentive or assistance programs. The agenda covered:

  • Service sector recession impacts
  • Review of government responses
  • Key considerations for program design
  • Implementation issues

The presentation concludes with a helpful best practices checklist for state and local government. Please check it out. We hope you find it helpful.

For more information: Best Practices in Local Program Design for Small Business Survival, April 30, 2020.