May 2008 Posts
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.
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.
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.
The man without a plan? That would be Uncle Sam!
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.