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...