State Tax Incentives for Economic Development

Pew works to identify policies and practices that help states effectively manage and evaluate their tax incentives for economic development. Every state offers at least one tax incentive, and all together states spend billions of dollars each year on tax credits, exemptions, and deductions intended to promote job creation and economic growth.

This collection of research highlights steps that states can take to create fiscally sound state tax incentives and to determine whether existing incentives are generating solid economic returns.

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