Threats to Economic Growth: How Cronyism Harms States’ Competitiveness – Workshop

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Policymakers generally agree on the importance of job creation and growth. However, as states continually seek to boost economic competitiveness, what policies will encourage a vibrant economy for all and provide for the most level playing field?

Many states have embraced targeted tax preferences or special incentives – such as ‘enterprise funds’ – but is this the best way to ensure competitiveness? What are the costs associated with past and continued government intervention in the economy, and why are some states, notably Florida, now taking steps to shrink these programs?

Please join the Charles Koch Institute and a panel of experts for a discussion on how states can best grow their economies.