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TIF Case Studies: California and Chicago

While tax increment financing (TIF) is a common tool for municipalities to fund economic development (read how it works here), it is responsive to the legal, political, and economic environments of the locality in which it is implemented. 

Will New York City Survive The Covid Pandemic?

SCEPA Fellow Rick McGahey examines the pandemic's crushing economic effect on New York City in a new Forbes blog.

Hudson Yards: Another Crisis, Another Bill?

Urban Matters, a publication of The New School's Center for New York City Affairs, featured an update on post-pandemic Hudson Yards by SCEPA researchers.

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The Cost of NYC's Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project

Rather than being "self-financing," New York's Hudson Yards project cost the city $2.2 billion in costs, largely due to tax breaks provided by the city to incentivize development and standard development risks and costs.