Alternative Metrics: New Ways to Communicate Incentive Performance

4:00 pm EST

Economic development is more than business attraction and retention, but jobs are still the main metric by which programs are evaluated. How can economic development leaders move the conversation beyond “jobs, jobs, jobs” to convey the scope and impact of their efforts? In this webinar, we will discuss alternative metrics, pros and cons of implementation, and the metrics that resonate with legislators and other stakeholders.

Moderator: Ellen Harpel, Smart Incentives

Emily Maher, Program Manager, Fiscal Affairs, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Pete van Moorsel, Research Analyst, Washington State Legislature