Incentives housekeeping tips for 2020

Incentives housekeeping tips for 2020

It’s the new year and we still have a few minutes to think about strategy. Soon enough we’ll be in the middle of projects and daily crises. Before that happens, consider adding these three tasks to your annual plan. We promise your incentive program will be better off...
Top 5 Smart Incentives stories of 2019

Top 5 Smart Incentives stories of 2019

2019 started with a slew of Amazon related stories but reader interest quickly pivoted to a desire to know what works and how incentive programs are evolving. Here are the five most popular articles for 2019. Click on the titles to read on. Aligning state and local...
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...
Improving incentive program design

Improving incentive program design

Good incentive program design benefits both businesses and economic development organizations. Companies and EDOs need well-designed and well-managed incentive programs that can create long-term, mutual benefits. Incentives with clear rules and responsibilities...