Are subsidies worth it? : how to calculate the costs and benefits of business incentives
Topic:INDUSTRIAL RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
Note:In Government Finance Review -- Vol. 11 - no. 5 (October 1995).
Summary:A cost-benefit spreadsheet based on an econometric model of the local economy is being used by analysts in Chicago's Department of Planning and Development to improve the economic and fiscal information available for making decisions about business subsidies. By substituting local data, the spreadsheet can be used in other cities and states.