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Norton Francis

Senior Research Associate
Brief

This fact sheet highlights how states invest in business assistance and tax incentives to promote economic development.

May 9, 2017
Norton Francis, Megan Randall
Brief

This fact sheet highlights how states can invest in their workforce to promote economic development.

May 9, 2017
Norton Francis, Lauren Eyster
Brief

This fact sheet describes the more than $275 million economic development package that the state of Massachusetts and City of Boston offered to General Electric to influence its relocation from Fairfield, Connecticut to Boston in 2016.

May 9, 2017
Norton Francis, Megan Randall, Sarah Gault
Brief

This fact sheet highlights how states can invest in public infrastructure and education to promote economic development.

May 8, 2017
Norton Francis, Megan Randall
Research report

States invest in three areas to encourage job and wage growth: the marketplace, the workforce, and the community. Marketplace investment includes general business support and finance assistance, small-business procurement programs, and tax incentives. Workforce programs develop and train the...

April 24, 2017
Norton Francis, Megan Randall
Brief

This year, Congress will consider what may be the biggest tax bill in decades. This is one of a series of briefs the Tax Policy Center has prepared to help people follow the debate. Each focuses on a key tax policy issue that Congress and the Trump administration may address. This brief looks at...

April 20, 2017
Norton Francis
Research report

Governments are starting to use taxes to discourage consumption of sugary drinks. Those taxes typically scale with drink volume. But sugar content varies widely. This report analyses the potential benefits and costs of scaling these taxes to sugar content. Taxes based on sugar content reduce...

December 12, 2016
Norton Francis, Donald Marron, Kim S. Rueben
Research report

Every year, the Urban Institute produces hundreds of reports, briefs, webcasts, and blog posts. In this publication, Urban’s State and Local Finance Initiative brings together the latest evidence-based research, data, and solutions with direct relevance for analysts crafting and deliberating...

September 13, 2016
Norton Francis, Sarah Gault, Yifan Powers
Brief

States spend billions of dollars every year on economic development activities that range from recruiting new businesses to helping local businesses expand. At the heart of each state’s economic development strategy is an agency, department, or government-supported nonprofit that coordinates the...

July 27, 2016
Norton Francis

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