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Pew’s business incentives initiative helps states identify and share best practices for collecting, managing, and analyzing data on economic development incentives. The business incentives initiative is a joint project of Pew and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and is supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Read More
Carsten Hohnke, senior vice president of strategy and policy at Michigan Economic Development Corp., talks about how his state is improving its management of business incentives and the importance of being involved in Pew’s business incentives initiative. Read More