Tax Breaks

New York prohibits County Industrial Development Agencies from granting tax breaks to retail projects, but will waive this rule if the project is a "tourist attraction." The Onondaga County IDA thus declared a proposed Costco a tourist attraction.
Apr 29, 2013   Syracuse.com
So says the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, releasing a new report that says this all-too-common strategy rarely pays off.
Jul 4, 2012   The Boston Globe
Ken Archer opines on whether proposed tax incentives being offered by D.C. to retain the corporate offices of website LivingSocial are a smart trade-off amongst a backdrop of sparse public resources.
Apr 30, 2012   Greater Greater Washington
A new study from the nonprofit research center Good Jobs First looks into how relocation tax breaks for businesses have encouraged sprawl in the Cleveland and Cincinnati metropolitan areas.
Jul 9, 2011   Crain's Cleveland Business
A successful, 1965 California farm and ranch land conservation tax mechanism is under threat by Gov. Brown of dissolution due to the $25 billion deficit. If dissolved, individual counties would have to determine to keep the tax program going.
Feb 16, 2011   San Jose Mercury News
Next month, Vancouver will begin a two-and-a-half year incentive program to encourage developers to build affordable housing.
Jun 21, 2009   The Globe and Mail