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Tax Incentive Handouts Aren’t the Only Way to Promote Denser, Downtown Development

Tax Incentive Handouts Aren’t the Only Way to Promote Denser, Downtown Development

Over the weekend the Fargo Forum editorial board took aim at critics of development incentive programs like Renaissance Zones and tax increment finance districts. “[B]ecause tax benefits go to selected businesses, some people just can’t see the big picture. The Renaissance Zone and tax-increment financing district program, another tax forgiveness program to develop property, are controversial.

Political Quandary Looms for Governor Burgum as Legislation Clashes With His Private Business Interests

Yesterday House lawmakers passed SB2166 by a 75-17 vote. The bill had previously in the Senate on a 38-8 vote. “The bill forbids cities from creating TIF districts in existing renaissance zones and forbids the state Department of Commerce from authorizing renaissance zones in existing TIF districts after July 31,” my colleague Tu-Uyen Tran reports.

John Dorso: Renaissance Zone Policy Due For Some Refinement

I noticed Senate Bill 2329 concerning Renaissance Zones has been introduced.  Since I was involved in the passage of the original enabling legislation I was curious as to what it concerned.  As you are aware the creation of the RZ’s has been a big success in North Dakota and has garnered considerable interest in other

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