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...
Mayors express support for incentives

Mayors express support for incentives

The 2018 Menino Survey of Mayors asked 110 US mayors for their opinions on economic development, recruitment competition and financial incentives. 84% stated that “recruiting economic investments with financial incentives is good policy.” 44% believe that incentives...
NYC, Amazon, and incentives

NYC, Amazon, and incentives

We continue our series on the Amazon HQ2 incentive offers with a look at the local agreements, turning this week to New York and Long Island City. This MOU is different from the other local agreements because there is a single, combined state and local document, the...