Resource: 2023 state evaluations

Resource: 2023 state evaluations

Several states completed helpful incentive program evaluations in 2023. Many are featured in the NCSL State Tax Incentive Evaluations Database.  We are pleased to highlight a few here. California Legislative Analyst’s Office. California’s Film Tax Credit. February...
5 Questions for Stadium Financing Deals

5 Questions for Stadium Financing Deals

Financing packages for stadiums and other sports venues are among the largest incentive deals many states and communities will ever encounter. How can smart incentive practices be applied to help leaders make wise decisions during often fraught negotiations? Here are...
Signaling power of incentives

Signaling power of incentives

A recent book describes how incentives send signals that shape a story. These signals and the story they tell are just as important as the characteristics of the incentive itself in determining whether the incentive will have the expected effect.  In Mixed...
Communicating Incentive Performance

Communicating Incentive Performance

A recent webinar, Alternative Metrics: New Ways to Communicate Incentive Performance, addressed how economic development leaders can change the way they talk about the impact of their incentive programs. A key priority is to move beyond “jobs, jobs, jobs.”  Expanding...