Fact Sheet

States Make Progress Evaluating Tax Incentives

Note: This document was updated in May 2016 to add Alabama and Virginia.

Economic development tax incentives play a central role in states’ efforts to create jobs and strengthen their economies. To ensure that these programs are achieving their goals, many states have approved laws requiring regular, rigorous, independent evaluations of tax incentives. The Pew Charitable Trusts has worked with states across the country to design and implement these laws. With improved information, policymakers can shape policies that obtain better results for states’ budgets, businesses, and workers.

To learn more about evaluation laws enacted since the beginning of 2012, click on the links below. 

Alabama Alaska
District of Columbia
Florida  Indiana 
Louisiana 
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
Mississippi
Nebraska
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia Washington