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Bidding for Business: The Efficacy of Local Economic Development Incentives in a Metropolitan Area

John Anderson () and Robert Wassmer ()

in Books from Upjohn Press from W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Abstract: Anderson and Wassmer examine the use and effectiveness of local economic development incentives within a specific region, the Detroit metropolitan area. The Detroit area serves as a good example, they say, because of the area's 20-plus year track record of its communities offering the gamut of economic incentives aimed at redirecting economic activity and jobs. The evidence they uncover reveals factors that drive cities not just in this Southeast Michigan area, but nationwide to offer particular types of incentives that are more or less generous than those offered by their neighbors.

Keywords: regional economic development; tax incentives; spatial competition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R1 R38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
ISBN: cloth 9780880992022 paper 9780880992015
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