Tag: Smart Incentives

Using Data to Improve Accountability in Economic Development Programs

This post was written by Ellen Harpel, founder of Smart Incentives and president of Business Development Advisors LLC (BDA), an economic development and market intelligence consulting firm. Post originally appeared on the Smart Incentives blog. Data is one of the key elements of the Smart Incentives 4×4 framework that enables communities to make sound investment decisions. Unfortunately,

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State Incentives and Services for Entrepreneurs

This post was written by Ellen Harpel, founder of Smart Incentives and president of Business Development Advisors LLC (BDA), an economic development and market intelligence consulting firm. Post originally appeared on Smart Incentives blog. Communities are increasingly supporting entrepreneurship as part of their economic development efforts, either as a complement to or replacement of business attraction

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