C2ER State Incentives Database: Stateincentives.org
On behalf of C2ER, CREC has developed a national database of state business incentives with profiles on more than 1900 programs. The database (http://stateincentives.org/) was designed to give economic developers a one-stop resource for comparing incentive programs. Data provided in the database includes a fully searchable text description of the program as well as other program information. For instance, an economic developer might search for tax credit programs or loans in a neighboring or competitive state for benchmarking purposes. In addition, the database has a number of analytic descriptors designed to classify incentive programs. Users can easily search for economic development incentives by looking at program category (i.e., tax, direct financing, indirect financing), program type (i.e., bonds, grants, insurance, loans, tax credits, tax exemption, etc.), geographic focus (i.e., enterprise, technology or trade zone, etc.), or business needs (i.e., capital access, facility/site location, infrastructure). C2ER’s state economic development research offices are working with C2ER staff to maintain the database to ensure that it is continuously updated. A major upgrade of the incentives database is underway, including collecting fiscal and statutory information for the programs and launching an upgraded website with more analytical and comparison tools. C2ER and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA initiative entered into a partnership to make some features of the State Business Incentives Database publicly available through SelectUSA.gov.
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Council for Community and Economic Research
The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) promotes excellence in community and economic research by improving data quality and availability by fostering learning about regional economic analytic methods.
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