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What can the government do to revitalize distressed neighborhoods?
Politicians like to use tax incentives, but are they effective?
How state and local governments can protect themselves while trying to lure businesses
This week Amazon said it wouldn’t pursue a new headquarters in New York City and GE announced it’s dramatically downsizing its planned move to Boston. GE will now rent office space there, instead of building a 12-story office tower. It will also repay $87 million in incentives it received to make the move. As cities and […]
Amazon wants tax incentives, Texas knows the drill
As Amazon considers locations for its second headquarters, incentives are on the table.
The tax bill's reshaping of the American economy
How fast will the effects ripple through the economy?
Commuters would lose an employee perk under the tax plan
Republicans on their way to the first big victory of the Trump administration keep talking about how many winners there are under their negotiated tax bill. But the likely losers? Commuters, who have their parking, transit or bicycling subsidized by their companies. The new tax plan eliminates the incentive for private employers to continue offering […]
Georgia EV sales sputter without tax credit
A change in state policy is causing Georgians to reconsider electric vehicles.
Are pro sports teams economic winners for cities?
A baseball team has about the same economic impact as a midsize department store.