Cents and Sensibility

6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Kansas City Library, Plaza Branch
11
May

Cents and Sensibility

6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Kansas City Library, Plaza Branch

Incentives of various types are widely used to encourage and promote “economic development.”  For years, Kansas and Missouri have engaged in a “border war” to attract business.  American Public Square examined the uses and abuses, pluses and minuses of economic development tools.  When is it appropriate to use public dollars to benefit private business?  Who does and should benefit from economic development incentives?  What is effective and what isn’t in creating economic growth in the community?  Are we getting the best return on our dollars?

Panelists

Bill Hall
President
Hall Family Foundation

Dr. Kenneth Thomas
Professor of Political Science
University of Missouri – St. Louis

Michael Farren
Research Fellow in the Project for the Study of American Capitalism
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Moderator
Dr. Scott Helm
Director, Executive M.P.A.
Henry W. Bloch School of Management
With roving reporting by 

Stephen Steigman
Chief of Broadcast Operations,
Senior Producer of Up to Date
KCUR 89.3

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