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Literature review on economic development incentives July 4, 2011

Posted by Tom in Economic Development.
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I’ve had the luxury of investigating a number of topics over the past couple of years during my Masters of Public Administration program, and many of those investigations resulted in papers.  Following is one of my first papers from one of my first classes – a literature review on economic development incentives.  It’s my first major academic paper in over 16 years, so please take pity on my work.  (Also, it appears that the page formatting is a little out of sorts as the headers are now footers.)

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As for the content, I believe it is reasonably even-handed.  Like so many tools that economic developers use, incentives clearly have their place. They are not, however, the universal cure-all to economic development challenges.