Incentive-free economic development: In Michigan, that means auto insurance reform.

We're often asked what we would recommend for alternative economic development policies to the traditional ineffective and costly incentive-and-subsidy model. Our answer is that while the specifics will vary from state to state and city to city, there's an important common thread: Make your community a good place to live and do business. That's obviously … Continue reading Incentive-free economic development: In Michigan, that means auto insurance reform.

Joint op-ed in the Des Moines Register: It’s time to total the bill for Iowa’s tax credit spending spree

We're very pleased to have the opportunity to support Iowans for Tax Relief in their efforts to bring more transparency and accountability to their state's economic development incentives. CEA President John C. Mozena and ITR's John Hendrickson laid out the argument for reform in an op-ed in today's Des Moines Register: Iowa does have a … Continue reading Joint op-ed in the Des Moines Register: It’s time to total the bill for Iowa’s tax credit spending spree