On the Beat in Bluffton

Monday, February 23, 2015

N-B Links: Economic development topics discussed in Huntington legislative update

A proposal from Gov. Mike Pence to fund an initiative that encourages regional partnerships has support from lawmakers statewide – albeit limited, depending on who is asked.

Another economic development discussion in Huntington centered around the effectiveness of Tax Increment Financing districts – specifically a study from Ball State University earlier this year that essentially claims they are ineffective.

Learn more by visiting the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative site.

Click to enlarge the following images from the site.

Also, learn more about the Ball State University TIF district study here.

The study leads researchers to "conclude that the Indiana TIF is not an economic development tool, but a county budget management tool," and they offer numerous policy recommendations.

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