Category: Incentives

The Case for Place-Based Policies

Economists once again meet up to discuss weighty economic issues, this time place-based policies.

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How to Make Incentives Work

It’s no secret that while incentives can be effective, they may not always be the smartest move for your community. Infamous deals (like Foxconn) have led researchers to wonder how we can make incentives truly work for communities.

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The End to an Incentives War Marks a New Start for Kansas and Missouri, Hopefully Other States Learn from this New Cooperation

Kansas and Missouri had been infamous for using incentives to poach jobs across state lines from Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KA, and vice versa, but a new agreement between the state governors marks an end to this incentives battle and the beginning of a new, cooperative economic development relationship.

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Key Takeaways from the Amazon HQ2 Search and its Aftermath

The biggest economic development news story of the past decade got even bigger when Amazon announced they were pulling out of their New York office. Now that the Amazon HQ2 search process is (seemingly) over, experts are taking a step back to see what we can learn from the whole affair.

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Amazon Emboldens Activists with Decision to Leave NYC Office

Amazon’s decision to abandon its proposed office in Long Island City, NY is a major win for local politicians and activists that were opposed to the deal and may signal the start of a nationwide movement.

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Big Incentive Deals Land Amazon, Foxconn in Hot Water

As incentive deals for companies are growing well into the billions, opposition to these types of deals is growing as well.

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New Talent Attraction Campaigns Are Paying People to Move, Not Companies

Companies are increasingly making site selection decisions based on available talent, so now communities are working hard to attract a high quality labor force.

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The New Talent Attraction Strategy?

Tulsa becomes the latest community to jump on the talent for cash bandwagon. Check out this latest post to explore the creative packages other communities are offering and how they defend the practice of paying for talent.

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