2020 Roundtable on Evaluating Economic Development Tax Incentives Resources Page

11/4/2020

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This webpage hosts the resources from the 2020 NCSL Roundtable on Evaluating Economic Development Tax Incentives, held Oct. 27-28, 2020. The event focused on state economic development tax incentive evaluations and provided evaluators the opportunity to share tips and strategies with one another. Given the significant impacts of COVID-19 on state economies and the resulting actions at the federal and state levels, approximately half of the programming was dedicated to recession-related topics and the effects of the downturn on incentive evaluation.

The 2020 NCSL Roundtable on Evaluating Economic Development Tax Incentives was made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, Meeting Recording  |  Recorded Chat

Wednesday, Oct. 28, Meeting Recording  |  Recorded Chat

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Introduction PowerPoint | PDF

Session 1: Economic Outlook

Moderator:

  • Jim Landers, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

Presenter:

  • Ned Hill, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University   

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF       

Session 2: Economic Development Trends From the Previous and Current Recession

Moderator:

  • Alison Wakefield, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Presenters:

  • John Hamman, The Pew Charitable Trusts

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Mark Troppe, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Session 3: How to Approach Evaluations Following Recession and Recovery

Moderator:

  • Jim Landers, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

Presenters:

  • Laura Wheeler, Georgia State University Center for State and Local Finance

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Timothy Bartik, The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

 
Wednesday, Oct. 28

Session 4: Guiding Policy Discussions about Evaluation Findings

Moderator:

  • Mandy Rafool, National Conference of State Legislatures

Presenters:

  • Megan Moore, Montana Revenue Interim Committee
  • Colorado Representative Adrienne Benavidez, chair of the 2019 tax expenditure evaluation interim study committee

Session 5: Incentive Targeting—Who Benefits?

Moderator:

  • Josh Goodman, The Pew Charitable Trusts

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Speakers:

  • Ellen Harpel, Smart Incentives

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Steve Bakkal, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Session 6: Impacts of Incentive Administration on Overall Incentive Effectiveness

Moderator:

  • Khara Boender, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Presenters:

  • Edward Seyler, Louisiana Legislative Auditor

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Danielle Fox, Maine Office of Program Evaluation & Government Accountability

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Kristen Rottinghaus, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF