July 2008 Posts

Jul
31
2008

Denver Adopts Job Quality Standards for TIF!

[caption id="attachment_239" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Members of the Prevailing Wage Committee"]Members of the Prevailing Wage Committee[/caption]

Jul
29
2008

A New Controversy at the New Yankee Stadium

If you've been watching the antics around the development of the new Yankee Stadium, it shouldn't be a surprise that another controversy has taken place.

Jul
28
2008

Take the Money and Run

For an economic development official, getting a semiconductor plant to locate in your community is seen as winning the jackpot.

Jul
24
2008

Volkswagen’s Tennessee Subsidy Deal: Are Taxpayers Being Taken for a Ride?

Tennessee officials are still celebrating Volkswagen’s announcement last week that it will build a new assembly plant in Chattanooga, describing it as a big step toward their state becoming the nation’s number one auto producer.

Jul
23
2008

Boastful LA Developer Hit with Subsidy Cap

A boastful sales brochure distributed by developer The Bond Companies resulted in a minor hullabaloo in the Los Angeles last week and increased circumspection of subsidized development by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency.