Information you can use:
Drive: The Truth About What Motivates Us... Amazing Youtube short by Daniel Pink demonstrates that when jobs require cognitive skills, pay incentives alone lead to lower performance.
Broad band and Economic Development: “After the Stimulus: Broadband and Economic Development”, by IEDC. There are numerous WI community case studies on broadband from UW-Extension. FCC study says 664,000 Wisconsinites don’t have access to broadband.
BMO Capital Markets Economics “State Monitor Report” has modest good news that the Wisconsin economy is expanding at a moderate pace, as manufacturing has regained almost half the jobs lost since the start of the recession, while agriculture output is on pace for another solid year.
Economic Development Finance News:
“Tax Credits are More Efficient than Cash Grants” to achieve social purposes. The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits reports on a set of analyses that compares the efficiency of NMTCs, LIHTCs, RETCs, and HTCs to cash grant programs.
Two-thirds of companies met hiring goals “About 60 percent of Wisconsin businesses that completed tax credit programs tied to job creation during the past five years actually hired as many people as they expected, according to a Wausau Daily Herald analysis of state data.”
A Duration Analysis of TIF District Lifespan in Wisconsin This report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy analyzes the duration of TIF districts created during recessions. Findings indicate that recessions can significantly increase the life of a TIF district.
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