May 2008 Posts

May
29
2008

Oregon’s Limits on Growth Reduce Impact of Housing Price Decline

Even as other states struggle with housing price declines that have cut homeowner borrowing and spending power, Oregon’s land use controls are being credited with bolstering its housing market and economy.

May
29
2008

Northeast Ohio Mayors Set Sights on Shared Regional Prosperity

Frustrated by years of “go-it-alone” interregional competition for jobs and economic development, mayors from the 16-county Northeast Ohio region (including Cleveland) voted recently to pursue a new regional agenda.

May
27
2008

Flying-Car Company Looks to Taxpayers for Lift

Henry Ford and other pioneers of the horseless carriage relied on private financial backers to build their operations. Today, a company that has developed a flying car wants taxpayer help in literally getting off the ground.

May
22
2008

The Man Without a Plan, Uncle Sam

The man without a plan? That would be Uncle Sam!

May
15
2008

North Carolina Group Calls for More Sunshine on Tax Breaks

The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) is making hay with a new calculation that 90 percent of economic development spending in North Carolina last year was funded through tax incentives. That’s up from 77 percent in 1995/96.