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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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Wall Street Journal quotes Hickey in recent urban regeneration piece

H&A President and CEO Jason Hickey was recently quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on urban regeneration titled, “Young Drive an Urban Rebound.” As a global location adviser, Hickey discussed the drive for talent around the world, particularly in the urban cores. To view the article on the Wall Street Journal website, please click the following link: Young Drive an Urban Rebound.

H&A discusses site selection in Europe

David Hickey, H&A’s Senior Director of Europe, led a TED-style discussion on site selection dynamics in Eastern Europe at a conference in Riga, Latvia. The event, which was co-hosted by the National Outsourcing Association and the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, focused primarily on outsourcing and shared services and was attended by key business leaders and government representatives from around Europe.

H&A releases newest installment of their Legislative and Incentive Update

Hickey & Associates released their H&A Legislative and Incentive Update – Fall 2014, a comprehensive review of US state legislative activities related to business incentives, tax credits, and economic development policies during the 3rd quarter of 2014. In the new report, H&A experts provide insight on policy updates and changes in the following states: California Nevada Connecticut New York Indiana North Carolina Maine Ohio Maryland Pennsylvania Massachusetts Wisconsin Following the brief presentation, the H&A experts will open up the webinar for an extensive question and answer session with participants for more detailed policy insight. To register for the webinar on Thursday, October 30th at...
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State of Ohio announces funding for incumbent job training program

In today’s global economy, many states are doing more to help their workforce remain competitive. In a world where the pool of highly skilled workers continues to shrink, these states recognize that competitive employees must possess the best and most advanced skills possible. To address these needs, states like Ohio have developed training grant programs to stimulate worker skills development by assisting companies to offset some of the costs associated with training. The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program (IWTVP) is a competitive grant scheme that reimburses up to $4,000 in job training costs per employee for up to $250,000...
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