Our mission is to make economic development incentives work better for states and communities. We help locations offer effective and responsible incentive programs by:
- Assessing incentive offerings and program design
- Applying the Smart Incentives 4x4 Framework for program management
- Offering access to high-quality business intelligence, data and analytical tools to guide decisions
- Evaluating and reporting on program results
** NEW: New Disclosure Rules and the Future of Incentives, by Ellen Harpel in the Summer 2016 issue of the IEDC Economic Development Journal.
** NEW: Rethinking Investment Incentives, Trends and Policy Options from Columbia University Press is now available. This book features a chapter on cost-benefit analysis for incentives by Smart Incentives founder Ellen Harpel. Learn more here.