Economic development incentives have been on the agenda for many of our colleagues and partners around the country this summer. Here is a rundown of some of the latest work.

  • Darrene Hackler presented “Using Incentives Effectively – the National Perspective” during a webinar for the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED). You can download her slide deck here
  • The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness kicked off the Data Sharing for State Policy Making and Program Evaluation Initiative, which will help states design and implement plans to improve data sharing in order to analyze public investments in economic and workforce development. Participating states in the two-year program will be Iowa, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin. 
  • The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Summit this week includes a Tax Incentives Evaluation Tool Workshop. The Pew Charitable Trusts has developed a unique tool to help states better evaluate tax incentives and credits. The session provides an in-depth look at the evaluation tool’s capabilities and how to maximize its features to improve tax incentive evaluation.
  • The National League of Cities launched the Equitable Economic Development Fellowship “to help equity, transparency, sustainability and community engagement become driving forces in local economic development efforts.” Six participating cities in the inaugural year are Boston, Charlotte, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. 
  • IEDC is hosting a webinar on Incentives for Reshoring: Crafting a Competitive Package on August 31. Learn more and register here

Be sure to check out all of this good work going on in the world of economic development and incentives.