Are You Following Best Practices in Incentive Due Diligence?

International Economic Development Council

Steering Towards the Future: Convergence, Connectivity, and Creativity

Fort Worth, TX │ October 19-22, 2014
Register before September 5 and save on your registration rate

Join IEDC for this year’s best future-focused economic development event. You’ll leave with useful take-aways to help your community capitalize on the main trends in our accelerating global economy.

Panel Spotlight: Best Practices in Incentive Due Diligence 

The decision to grant local economic development incentives must be made with a careful consideration of risk, return-on-investment, and accountability for the company receiving the incentive. This panel will address the prerequisites to incentive negotiation and how an economic and fiscal impact analysis can be used to defend incentive decisions and protect your community's limited economic development funds. In addition to incentive experts, attendees will hear from economic development practitioners who will share their experience applying these best practices. 

What you will learn: 

  • The basic steps to performing due diligence on prospective companies and determining if an incentive package should be offered 
  • The key elements of drafting and enforcing performance agreements 
  • How to use economic and fiscal impact analyses to deploy incentives in accordance with local needs and strategic community goals 

Expert Speakers Include:

James L. Gandy, CEcD, CCIM
Frisco Economic Development Corporation
Frisco, TX

Ellen D. Harpel, PhD
Business Development Advisors
Arlington, VA 

Jerry G. Walker
Principal and Economist
Impact DataSource
Austin, TX 

Don't miss out on the largest international gathering of economic development professionals in the world. Learn more about this year's conference program.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Today!

Omni Fort Worth 
1300 Houston Street 
Fort Worth, TX 76102 

IEDC room rate: $229 single/double 
Group rate cutoff: Monday, September 22, 2014 

Reservations: (800) 843-6664 
» Reserve your room online 

Published on:
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
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