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On Friday, November 30, 2012, Director Tracey Nichols served on a panel at the National League of Cities Conference in Boston Massachussetts. The presentation was titled "Moving Past the Smokestack: A Discussion on Business Attraction." Joining Director Nichols were Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First and Susan Liberty of McGuireWoods Consulting. Business attraction has been and continues to be a primary economic development focus for many communities. Yet, it can also be the most controversial, especially as the public calls for greater transparency and accountability with public funds. This workshop will discuss the trends and challenges and opportunities of business attraction, and explore strategies and accountability measures that can help your city.
Director Nichols’ discussion includes information on using cost benefit analysis to determine the incentive for a company bringing jobs and incentives to your area, availability of shovel ready sites and working with partners to attract businesses.