Josh Goodman helps policymakers improve the effectiveness of state and local tax incentives as well as other state economic development policy topics as part of Pew’s states’ fiscal health initiative. Goodman has served as a primary researcher and author for Pew studies that assess practices for states to evaluate tax incentives and avoid budget challenges when using incentives. He provides technical assistance to lawmakers proposing legislation on tax incentives and to state analysts studying the results of incentives. Goodman was previously a staff writer for Stateline, a Pew initiative that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.
Before joining Pew, he covered state and local government for Governing magazine.
Goodman holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of Virginia.