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SiteTrends: H&A releases report on new economic development policies and incentives in 2015

Hickey & Associates, a global site location, incentive advisory, and workplace solutions firm, released the firm’s new report on the changes to economic development policies and public incentives in the U.S. over the initial months of 2015.  The report, H&A Legislative and Incentive Update – Spring 2015, is a comprehensive study of legislative activities related to business incentives and economic development initiatives across all U.S. states. With every state legislature in session this year, lawmakers have been active in dealing with legislation directly tied to economic development.  Several states have seen expansions and growth to existing incentive programs, while others...
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H&A’s Kerr discusses need for clear and consistent economic development policies

In a recent article featured in the Detroit Free Press, H&A’s John Kerr speaks about what helps attract companies to invest in a location. In this case, Kerr discusses the critical need for a state like Michigan to have a clear and consistent message and economic development philosophy to showcase its advantages. Kerr leads the Detroit office for H&A, which has been providing companies with site selection and public incentive advisory services for 30 years. The full article is below. To view the article on the Detroit Free Press website, please click the following link: Michigan needs to stick to...
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Next round of the California Competes Tax Credit program set to begin in March

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will begin accepting applications for the 3rd round of the FY 2014-2015 California Competes Tax Credit Program on March 09, 2015. This is the last round of funding for FY 2014/15, and has been allocated $31.1 million, plus approximately $14 million in funds that were not awarded in Round 1 at the January 15th Committee Meeting. Depending on the final award amount of Round 2 FY 2014/15, there could be additional funds for Round 3. However, as of February 2015, there is approximately $45 million allocated for this current round....
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H&A releases new report on U.S. economic development policy and public incentives

Hickey & Associates, a global site location, incentive advisory, and workplace solutions firm, has released a new report on the changes to economic development policies over the past year in the United States.  The report, H&A Legislative and Incentive Update – 2014 Recap and 2015 Look Ahead, also provides a preview of the programs and laws to be debated in state capitols in 2015. Throughout the nation, States are embracing the competitive business climate with innovative economic development policies to attract the highest value industries and diversify their economies, thus bringing quality jobs and much-needed capital investment.  Often times, these policies include...
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California GO-Biz Announces 2nd Round of FY 2014-2015 California Competes Tax Credit Program

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced today that it will begin accepting applications for the second round of the FY 2014-2015 California Competes Tax Credit. This is the second of three rounds of funding for FY 2014-2014 GO-Biz and is the program’s largest ever, with $75 million in credits being made available. Applications for this round will be accepted through 11:59 PM Pacific Time on February 2, 2015. Background In July 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 93 to replace California’s existing incentive programs with a new Economic Development Initiative. The California Competes...
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