CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Visits Baton Rouge, Louisiana

September 3, 2014

CREC’s Brendan Buff, visited Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the Pew-CREC Business Incentives Initative to meet with stakeholders and learn about how incentive programs in Louisiana are evaluated.

The Business Incentives Policy and Practice Initiative is a joint project of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness. This 18-month program engages forward-thinking leaders at the state level to reform economic development incentive policies and practices. Teams of economic development policymakers and practitioners from six states will improve those states’ ability to collect and report results from incentive investments and, as a result, develop national standards and best practices that can become road maps for other states