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Cleaning Up Economic Development
Greens and the Chamber of Commerce join hands for renewable energy in Austin
"...Commerce announced a plan to create a Clean Energy Development Council, a project financially endorsed by the City Council..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Incentives and R-Rated Entertainment
Amid bigger scandals, lawmaker plays the movie morality card again
"...Are state incentives to private business moral? That's a complicated question, and..."

Jan. 21, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Instrumental Incentives
The National Instruments deal provides a model for economic development
"...Of the economic incentive deals put together by the city of Austin..."

March 8, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Is That a Wrap for Incentives?
Amid economic woes and a race-baiting controversy, the future of TV, video game, and film funding in Texas looks shaky
"...ask lawmakers to put more money into job-saving production incentives?..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Split Council Approves Incentives
5-2 Vote on Websense and Dropbox suggests shifting perspectives
"...Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo balked at paying corporate incentives during relatively good economic times...."

Feb. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Austin Considers Film Incentives
Localized subsidies proposed to fight off in-state competition
"...Texas has economic incentives to encourage film, TV and video game projects..."

April 22, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Film Incentives Pass House
Lawmakers unanimously approve Travis Co. bill: Author Dukes expects quick passage
"...bill, and it is House Bill 873, the film incentives," she said...."

March 25, 2009 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Council: Boom Times, Boom Incentives
City considers deals with Websense and Dropbox
"...this afternoon (Feb. 20), Council will consider two more economic development incentive deals: one for San Diego-based cyber-security firm..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council: New Matrix for Economic Incentives
Adds wage standards to construction & development agreements
"...week’s City Council meeting was the revision of the economic incentives program to require a living wage floor (currently..."

Oct. 28, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Council Weighs Film Incentives Deal
City looks to keep film and digital production inside city limits
"...the Austin Film Commission, but instead from the city's Economic Development Dept. On April 15, staff presented their plan..."

April 25, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Anti-Development Developer?
"...have a growing community that is both aesthetically and economically sustainable." Lyda says he opposes any kind of incentives..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Future May Finally Be Brightening for Texas Film Incentives
The sequel to film rebates?
"...who want to stick it to Hollyweird, the state's economic support for the film, TV, commercial, and gaming industries..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Affordability & Economic Segregation
(Plus some fun stuff at the end)
"...a key topic relating to the new CodeNEXT land development code – resumes this week with the session on..."

May 5, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Hall Hustle: What's Your Incentive?
Citizens question the city's standards for drawing employers
"...11 last week, creating an enhanced review process for economic incentive proposals. Making good on a council directive from..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan
Exploding some of the myths regarding the city's loan to the Downtown restaurant.
"...may be a tiny taco joint, but as an economic development engine for Austin, it packs an outsized wallop...."

June 6, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Then There's This: Preferential Treatment
Schwab wins incentives from county – when do we say 'time out'?
"...issues that come before the county. Things like granting economic development incentives to companies wanting to expand or relocate..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

One Small Step Towards Equality, One Large Step for Austin
Austin + Domestic Partner Benefits = Reality
"...October 24, City Council passed new requirements for Austin's economic incentives program. Workers for companies awarded these incentives are..."

Oct. 31, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Take Three
Texas film incentives don't always carry sufficient funding
"...greater number of companies being attracted by more generous incentives, Hudgins said: "Unfortunately, what's going to prove up this..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Money for Nothing
The Texas record on "enterprise funds" is even worse than meets the eye
"...know they compete on a level playing field? Where incentives are plentiful but well-regulated, allocated through a sensible, transparent,..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Counseling: Best Laid Plans
Best Laid Plans
"...own words, "contains the City's policies for growth and development," and the fact that the last comp plan was..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Austin @ Large: New (and Improved)
The new Liveable City survey confirms a community consensus on development and governing issues.
"...on the positive signs -- or fantasies -- of economic rebound...."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Refighting the Last Wars
Prop. 1, Prop. 2, Saving Barton Springs ... and Everything Else
"...major employers like IBM and Dell to the desired development zone. This idyllic past, declares Sal ominously, is threatened..."

April 21, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Merck in Austin?
Pharma firm considers “Innovation” location, Austin city incentives
"...the city of Austin announced a proposal to provide economic incentives to New Jersey-based pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co.,..."

April 3, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Victories for Living Wages
Development incentives policies seem to be swinging in workers' favor
"...and a coalition of advocacy groups bent on making economic development incentives the next major battleground for wage rights..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Despite Loss, Prop. 2 Makes Its Point
The amendment lost – but not without sending a message
"...about bringing forward a formal city ordinance that bars economic development incentives for large-scale development projects with retail...."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Then There's This: Even More Reason to Buy Local
City may restore funding that was cut to indie business group
"...the millions the city doles out each year in economic development incentives. Next year, for example, the city is..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Giving incentives a bad name
"...for it. In 2003, the council entered into an economic incentive agreement with then-developers Endeavor, under Chap­ter 380 of..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Not So Hot TODs
Sputtering rail, sputtering economy – the uncertain fate of Red Line development
"...transit – more or less – so where's the development?..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Leffingwell Announces ‘Rail – or Fail’
In final ‘State of the City’ address, mayor strongly pushes urban rail
"...era of our city’s long history,” and touching on economic development, city incentives, the planned U.T. medical school –..."

Feb. 25, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Visa Council Debate Begins
City Council sets public hearing for incentives package
"...Council held its first formal consideration of the proposed economic development grant of $1.56 million for Visa Inc.'s "Global..."

Nov. 28, 2012 News Post by Michael King

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