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2022 Roundtable on Evaluating Economic Development Tax Incentives

January 26, 2023

Resource Page

This page hosts the presentations and other resources from the 2022 Roundtable on Evaluating Economic Development Tax Incentives, held Nov. 2-4 at the Sofitel Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. The roundtable focused on state economic development tax incentive evaluations and was largely discussion-based. The momentum around evaluations continues to build as most states have adopted legislatively authorized evaluation processes. Additionally, states are releasing evaluation reports with increasingly high-quality, rigorous analysis of incentive programs. A growing number of states are acting upon the results of these evaluations, using the findings to inform policymaking.

This meeting was made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Thursday, Nov. 3


  • Mandy Rafool, NCSL
  • Alison Wakefield, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Year in Review: Developments in Economic Development Tax Incentive Evaluatons | PDF

Video Recording


  •  Using Evaluations to Drive Policymaking
    • State Delegate Julie Palakovich-Carr, Maryland

Video Recording

Session 1: Evaluating Job Creation Tax Credits - Part 1

Video Recording

Moderator: Jim Landers, The Ohio State University

Session 1 Combined Presentation Slide Deck |  PDF

Additional Resources:

Session 2: Using Data from the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics Dataset

Video Recording

Moderator: Alison Wakefield, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Session 2 Combined Presentation Slide Deck |  PDF

Session 3: Alternative Evaluation Approaches 

Video Recording

Moderator: Emily Maher, NCSL

Session 3 Combined Presentation Slide Deck |  PDF

Session 4: Facilitated Brainstorm on Evaluating Job Creation Tax Credits, Part 2

Video Recording

Moderator: John Hamman, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Mississippi ACE Fund & Evaluation | PDF

  • Alabama Jobs Act 
    • Kelly Graham, Alabama Department of Revenue, Office of Economic Development

Additional Resources: 

Friday, Nov. 4

Session 5: Which to Choose: Exploring REMI, IMPLAN, and RIMS II for Incentive Evaluations

Video Recording

Moderator: Logan Timmerhoff, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Regional Input-Output Modeling Systems (RIMS II) | PDF

Using IMPLAN in Tax Incentive Evaluation | PDF

Evaluating Economic Development Incentives Using REMI | PDF

Demonstrations of Economic Modeling Software: REMI Tax-PI, IMPLAN and RIMSII
Roundtable Reflection


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