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Do Tax Increment Finance Districts in Iowa Spur Regional Economic and Demographic Growth?


  • Swenson, David A.
  • Eathington, Liesl


This is a short report about tax increment financing in Iowa. It is based on a more detailed review of the topic, and readers interested in that research are encouraged to contact the authors.* The analysis summarizes the growth in tax increment financing as a mechanism for funding or setting the stage for economic development over the years. In so doing, it looks at the growth in tax increment finance districts over the years and measures whether that growth has indeed been instrumental in community and regional economic, demographic, and fiscal change. This report is a more focused description of the findings.

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  • Swenson, David A. & Eathington, Liesl, 2002. "Do Tax Increment Finance Districts in Iowa Spur Regional Economic and Demographic Growth?," Staff General Research Papers Archive 4094, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:4094

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    1. Edelman, Mark, 2003. "Appraisal Comments on Tax Increment Financing Effectiveness in the Context of Evaluating Iowa Tax Policy Alternatives," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10207, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.

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    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General

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