Aligning state and local incentives

Aligning state and local incentives

Alignment and collaboration have been top themes in our projects this year. It’s a good time to re-share one of our most popular blog articles describing lessons learned for aligning state and local economic development incentives. On paper, state and local...
Remote work impacts

Remote work impacts

This week I had the opportunity to join a great panel discussion on the Fiscal and Economic Impacts of Remote Work and Incentives. The panel met as part of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 2023 Roundtable on Evaluating Economic Development Tax...
Exploring Alternative Metrics

Exploring Alternative Metrics

Economic development programs play a pivotal role in fostering growth and prosperity within communities. Economic development success – especially for incentive programs – has primarily been measured by job creation and new investment. While these metrics are...
The significance of incentive compliance

The significance of incentive compliance

Since Smart Incentives started in 2013, state and local economic development organizations have significantly improved their ability to track incentive program performance and monitor compliance with the terms of incentive deals.  During our first year, we...
Getting Inventive with Incentives

Getting Inventive with Incentives

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) hosted a session on “Getting Inventive with Incentives” as part of the Economic Development and Labor track at NCSL’s annual Legislative Summit last week. I enjoyed moderating the lively conversation around the...