Why do we use incentives?

Why do we use incentives?

We use incentives to achieve our community’s economic development goals. These goals may vary by location and even by incentive program, but might include promoting more or better jobs, helping businesses grow, increasing investment in our communities, revitalizing...
Investment incentive indicators

Investment incentive indicators

Most state and local incentive programs measure their success by the number of jobs created and wages paid. Last week we wrote about economic research questioning the value of encouraging investment through tax incentives. Some recent research found that capital...