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Business incentive use dramatically rose among US municipalities after the Great Recession. This paper seeks to explain that rise using national surveys of local government economic development practice for 2004 and 2009. We differentiate business incentive use by three types (tax abatements, labor support and planning) and by new and experienced users. We find that higher business incentive use is a response to lower property tax and higher unemployment. We also find higher business incentive use is associated with greater attention to accountability – even among the new business incentive users. Governments that rely more heavily on tax incentives to firms face more competition and lower tax revenue than governments which use more incentives focused on labor and planning. We also find broadening attention to accountability measures and a widening of community development investment to arenas that target improved quality of life.

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 Warner, M. and Lingwen Zheng. 2013. . Economic Development Quarterly, forthcoming.

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The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Governor's Office markets Texas as one of the world's premier business locations and travel destinations.

Economic Growth - United Nations Sustainable Development

Use of business incentives is one of the most common local economic development strategies. The authors analyze national surveys of 700 to 1,000 local governments from 1994, 1999, and 2004 to track use of business incentives over time. They find a shift from primary reliance on business incentives to use of a broader set of strategies that includes business retention and small business support. The authors also find evidence of policy learning with increased attention to accountability among governments that use business incentives. The 2004 model results also suggest that governments that rely most heavily on incentives may face more intergovernmental competition, stagnating or declining economies, and lower tax bases. For such governments, business incentives may contribute to a cycle of destructive competition.

Zheng, Lingwen and Mildred Warner. 2010. . Economic Development Quarterly 24(4):325-326.

Ward 7 Economic Development Summit | Deanwood News

The Strategic Business Development Department serves as the conduit to the business recruitment and project management process. The SBD team identifies and develops both domestic and international investment leads by working with prospective companies who are considering locating or expanding in Texas. The department also serves as a vital contributor to the overall mission of the Business Development Office by leading its comprehensive strategic marketing efforts and initiatives, in partnership with the Texas Economic Development Corporation. For information on available sites or buildings, community profiles or other demographics across the State of Texas, visit .

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While effective in promoting economic development, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) also raise important issues about governance and control over public space. The following report profiles issues raised by both proponents and critics of BIDs and provides case studies focused on material from New York State.

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New Book from Esri Press Advances GIS for Economic Development

The Research and Economic Analysis Department is a vital contributor for the departments within the Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT), which encompasses all research, geographic information system initiatives (GIS), and Office reporting requirements. The research team is responsible for examining, investigating and forecasting market trends, while also providing economic and demographic data analyses, information on industries and communities for existing and prospective projects in support of Texas business development and marketing efforts.

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Economic development and its objectives | Talal Hassan

The base of all economic development is investment. When private investment fails to meet a community's particular needs, public investment or public/private partnerships may be necessary. Current realities and future challenges of economic development give rise to three foundational principles on which economic development investments should be based: exports, productivity and sustainability. Exports have motivated much of economic development activity in the past, but the shift from a manufacturing service based economy and increasing global competition has emphasized the importance of productivity. A growing awareness of the need for human development and the scarcity of natural resources also highlights the need for a sustainable approach.

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Economic Development | Sustainable Development Works

Exports, productivity, and sustainability are the three principles of economic development - the pillars that form the core support of the economic development edifice. With too much or too little investment in any one of the three, the structure becomes unstable.