CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Facilitates Workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota

July 28, 2015

Ken Poole, Marty Romitti, and Sarah Gutschow traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota to host the second, in a series of three workshops, on enhancing states’ ability to manage and monitor business development incentives as effectively as possible.

The “Business Incentives Project Accountability and Transparency” workshop included 25 practitioners from 19 states discussing advances and best practices in structuring negotiating and monitoring business incentive projects.

The workshops are an outgrowth of CREC’s work on national business incentives initiative (Bii) launched in April 2014 in collaboration with The Pew Charitable Trusts with funding provided by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Bii helps states identify and share best practices for collecting, managing, and analyzing data on economic development incentives.

The Pew Charitable Trusts founded in 1948, is an independent, non-profit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.