Community and Economic Development Bulletin #7

Analyzing the Benefits and Costs of Economic Development Projects

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Local governments can lessen the financial risks associated with investing in economic development by assessing whether a particular project will generate economic and fiscal benefits that outweigh its costs. This bulletin discusses some of the analytical approaches and tools available to help cities and counties avoid paying too much for too little in return on economic development projects.

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