Tax Incentives for Economic Recovery Webinar Series

Tax Incentives for Economic Recovery Webinar Series

International Economic Development Council

Tax Incentives for Economic Recovery Webinar Series

The economic downturn hammered both public-sector budgets and private-sector bottom lines, placing issues around tax incentives into sharp relief. In the recession's wake, many public officials find themselves in a balancing act between maintaining fiscal responsibilities to the taxpaying public and working with private sector business owners to retain the jobs that make economic sense.

This August, in a two-part series, IEDC will explore tax incentives for economic development.

Cost for one seminar individually: $85 for IEDC members, $125 for Non-members
Cost for both seminars combined: $140 for IEDC members, $200 for Non-members

Part One: Writing Tax Abatement Contracts to Maximize Return on Investment
Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:00 am EST

Over the past several years, many businesses promised – and received incentives for – jobs and investment that they couldn't deliver. Accountability always matters, but even more so in light of governments' deep budget deficits and tough choices around funding essential services. Solid tax abatement contracts are needed now more than ever to ensure that communities get what they pay for.

Join IEDC on August 12 to learn the how to write and revise tax abatement contracts for the recovery economy and beyond. By attending this web seminar, you will:
• Learn how to write clawback clauses that incorporate enforcement during uncertain times;
• Understand how to incorporate language that maximizes return on investment; and
• Discover how to revise existing contracts when necessary to create win-wins for both companies and communities.

Part Two: Saving Jobs: Understanding Job Retention Incentives
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:00 a.m. EST

Massive job losses have been a hallmark of the Great Recession. In response, many states and localities – and even the federal government – have created job retention incentives to help employers keep and hire new employees. Retention incentives can be a useful tool that may undergo significant re-thinking in the next year or two as the recession recedes and states face fiscal deficits and angry voters.

Learn more about job retention incentives at IEDC's web seminar on August 25. This web seminar will:
• Explore different structures for job retention incentives, including the federal HIRE tax exemption;
• Discuss how to include job retention clauses in tax abatement contracts; and
• Share how communities have used these incentives to save and create jobs.

Here are just a few ways that we have made it easy for you:

• All you need is an internet connection & a telephone land line!
• One registration is good for the whole office – invite your staff into the conference room for maximum benefit.
• No travel, no hotel and no lost days from the office. It couldn't be easier!

Stay Ahead of the Game and Register for our September Webinar!
Building Strong Economic Development Board-CEO Partnerships In Challenging Times, September 16, 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST.

Posted August 10, 2010

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