State and local economic development organizations are striving to make their financing and incentive programs more equitable. Stakeholders are asking for new metrics and public reporting on program outcomes to assess how well these efforts are working and to understand their impact on communities.
This roundtable will bring together experts in equitable economic development and state and local economic development practitioners to discuss emerging approaches to measuring and reporting on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) impacts within incentive programs.
Ellen Harpel, Smart Incentives
Carlos Delgado, Global Partnerships Manager, Clear Impact
Matthew Stitt, Director, PFM Group Consulting, and Co-Director, PFM Center for Budget Equity and Innovation
Emily Clavette, Strategic Performance Director, Wisconsin Economic Development
Ed Hodder, Senior Economic Analyst, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Andy Reed, Project Manager, Prosper Portland