Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Promise of Clean Energy Bonds

The history of clean and alternative energy in the U.S. is  a story of boom and bust cycles.   Unlike many other boom and bust industries where cycles are driven by market forces alone, the clean energy market’s gyrations often … Continue reading

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New Directions for Tax Incentive Policies

For years, tax incentives, credits, and abatements have been the policy tools of choice for economic developers.    In fact, for many people, tax incentives are what economic development policy is all about.    Even with the economic development profession, … Continue reading

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Global Development via Microfranchising

If you think franchising is just about creating another Subway, Curves, or Jiffy Lube, think again.  As an article (“It Takes a Village”) in the April 2014 issue of Entrepreneur magazine notes, the international development community is also embracing franchising … Continue reading

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