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Washington D.C. - While long-standing incentives such as loan guarantees, workforce training, and tax credits abound, the current economic development environment cries out for new incentives that are supported by research into what drives business growth. Therefore, newer incentives support entrepreneurship, human capital attraction and development, accelerating gazelle firms [and unicorns?], and create more vibrant places through brownfield remediation, rehabilitation of historic and abandoned buildings, and promote energy efficiency and smart growth. Or, if you are feeling cynical, you'd say that traditional economic development has finally caught up with long standing tech-based and community-based economic development practices.
For the full report: http://www.thenextsiliconvalley.com/2015/09/08/3927-innovation-in-economic-development-new-incentives-for-the-21st-century/?utm_source=September+2015&utm_campaign=September+2015&utm_medium=email
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