Attracting Quality Economic Development

Innovative Incentives: Attracting Quality Economic Development in a Challenging Economy

The provision of financial incentives to influence business locations and retain existing businesses has long been a mainstay of economic development policy for local governments. Tax incentives and other financial subsidies often operate as a rapid response mechanism for governments to create jobs and redevelopment. Incentives, financial and otherwise, can also provide long-term benefits when they are linked to strategic goals; rather than only working to attract and retain jobs, incentives can increase benefits if they work to attract and retain jobs in targeted communities, targeted industries, or to a targeted population.

During a time of limited resources, this workshop will give an overview of the benefits and types of economic development incentives that are best linked to strategic goals. It will examine several new and innovative incentives in depth so that participants may learn how they might apply to their communities.

Course Details

  • Thursday, December 9, 2010
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost is $50 for one; $90 for two; $120 for three and includes breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials.
  • ** (CM credits will be pursued for this course)
  • Registration deadline: November 24
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