In response to concerns about the long-term effects on the economic health of the region and the fiscal well being of local governments, the East-West Gateway Board of Directors directed staff to address three principal questions:
- How much has the region “spent” on development incentives?
- What effect has the use of incentives had on local governments’ ability to finance essential public services?
- Has there been a distributional effect with regard to race and income?
The following resources are referenced throughout the report. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Use of Development Incentives in the St. Louis Region – 2016 - pdf - 103 kb - November 2016
The Use of Development Incentives in the St. Louis Region – 2012 Update - pdf - 173 kb - August 2012
Final Report - pdf-1.3mg - January 2011
One Page Summary of Final Report pdf-23kb - January 2011
An Assessment of the Effectiveness and Fiscal Impacts of the Use of Development Incentives in the St. Louis Region, Final Report, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, January 2011
Presentation to Board of Directors: Development Incentives - pdf-1.5mg - January 2011
Interim Report - pdf-570kb - East-West Gateway Council of Governments, January 2009
Regional Fiscal Reform Report - pdf-940kb - The Metropolitan Forum, Report of the St. Louis Metropolitan Forum Policy Advisory Panel - February 2008
Commissioned Reports from Area Universities