Economic Security

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Iowa’s Investments in a Child’s First 2,000 Days

Early Childhood Education: Opportunities in Economic DevelopmentIFP Policy Brief by Lily FrenchPolicy Brief (5-pg PDF) April 19, 2012News release or 2-pg PDF April 19, 2012 Iowa’s approach to economic development has been badly skewed in favor of expensive subsidies aimed Read more

Keys to Fairly Assess the Effective Return on Investment from Public Business Subsidies


It is critical to establish a credible way to estimate economic activity produced by any economic development program — and the degree to which the activity would have occurred anyway.