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Omaha Streetcar Predicted To Cover Project Costs

A third party analysis predicts that the revenue brought in by development along the proposed streetcar line would bring in sufficient revenue to cover initial costs.

December 8, 2022 - Omaha World-Herald

Chicago, Illinois

Editorial Board Calls for Tax Increment Financing Reform in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune says the city of Chicago can't be trusted with tax increment financing (TIF), so it's time for a do-over.

June 25, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

TIF Shifts to the Suburbs in Minnesota

A common and sometimes controversial funding mechanism is growing in popularity in suburban Minnesota, even as its use in the urban core decreases.

August 17, 2015 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

New 'Infrastructure Financing District' Proposed for Los Angeles River Improvements

Los Angeles officials are hoping to create an "Infrastructure Financing District" (i.e., tax increment financing) to help finance ambitious goals for revitalizing and restoring the Los Angeles River.

January 22, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed: Chicago's Washington Park a Perfect Fit for TIF

An op-ed in the Chicago Tribune addresses the long history of tax increment financing abuse in Chicago, but supports a proposed TIF district for Washington Park.

August 26, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

New Study Calls Into Question Chicago's Extensive Use of TIFs

Chicago is America's undisputed leader in using tax increment financing (TIF) to spur economic development. But what is the city getting in exchange for its efforts to fight blight? A new paper says: Not much.

November 15, 2013 - Chicago Magazine

Mayoral Candidate Portrays Plans for Pittsburgh's Grand Boulevard

Bill Peduto isn't waiting for his presumptive election as Pittsburgh's mayor next month to detail his vision for creating a more livable city. He's calling for an 11-block stretch of Smithfield Street in Downtown to become a grand boulevard.

October 22, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The New Redevelopment

As redevelopment agencies face the chopping block in California, new legislation could allow tax increment financing districts to essentially replace them.

June 1, 2011 - Bondbuyer

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