C2ER has just finished its latest update of the State Business Incentives Database. This makes the State Business Incentives Database even more valuable to users who need the most up-to-date information on state programs.
This post originally appeared on the Smart Incentives blog, written by CREC Senior Research Fellow, Ellen Harpel.
Data is one of the key elements of the Smart Incentives 4×4 framework that enables communities to make sound investment decisions. Unfortunately, good data on how well incentive programs work is often lacking. This lack of data hinders both economic development professionals in their day-to-day work and policymakers in their leadership and oversight roles. Continue reading
An old shoe factory in St. Paul is transformed into an LEED-certified affordable housing structure. Across the river in Minneapolis a disused library building becomes a neighborhood career and technology center. These are just two of the projects benefiting from the Minnesota Historic Structure Rehabilitation State Tax Credit. Continue reading
On first guess, it might be easy to assume that the biggest movie-producing state in America would be California or New York – states well-known for being full of stars and movie sets. Interestingly, this isn’t the case. Louisiana accounted for 18 of the 108 films produced by major studios last year, more than California, Georgia, and New York, the next most-filmed-in state. Continue reading
While many state economic development programs aim to provide incentives to businesses from any industry, a large proportion of state programs target their incentives at specific industries. Continue reading