Monday, May 09, 2005
With all the tax incentives pending before the Florida legislature the state could lose $245-million a year in potential revenue. That's on top of an estimated $800-million a year that Florida provides in tax incentives to attract new business and help current businesses grow. Read more
Montana has established Big Sky Economic Development Fund, an initiative that will use interest earnings from the Coal Severance Tax Trust Fund to invest in economic development projects. Read more.
Incentives encouraged Allegiant Air to choose McAllen airport. Read more.
Here's an article on incentives for life sciences in Indiana. Read more.
Minnesota's governor is proposing a new tax credit program. Read more.
Here's more background on the battle for California's stem cell headquarters. Read more.
Toledo is trying to keep the headquarters of Owens Illinois in one of the most foolish incentive battles of the year so far. Read more.
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
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Background on Ed Morrison
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