In Search of A Level Playing Field: What Leaders of Small Business Organizations Think About Economic Development Incentives

September 2015

By Carolyn Fryberger with Greg LeRoy, Thomas Cafcas, Kasia Tarczynska, Elizabeth Bird, and Philip Mattera

A national survey of leaders of small business organizations reveals that they overwhelmingly believe that state economic development incentives favor big businesses, that states are overspending on large individual deals, and that state incentive programs are not effectively meeting the needs of small businesses seeking to grow.

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