Straying from Good Intentions: How States are Weakening Enterprise Zone and Tax Increment Financing Programs

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Alyssa Talanker and Kate Davis
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This report examines legislative changes to two geographically targeted economic development programs: tax increment financing (TIF) and enterprise zones. It asks the question: Have laws governing these programs been weakened to permit the use of these programs in non-blighted or affluent areas? In virtually every state that has weakened its TIF or enterprise zone program, the answer is "Yes."