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Too Much or Not Enough? A Statistical Analysis of Tax Incremental Financing in Wisconsin

Tax incremental financing (TIF) is a mechanism that allows municipalities to use future property tax revenue to fund development projects. Now authorized in 49 states, TIF is the most widely used economic development tool among the nation's local governments. This report analyzes the relationship between TIF and property values at the local and regional level using economic data from all Wisconsin municipalities between 1990 and 2006.

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