This report describes the results of an economic development incentives survey administered to local economic developers in Virginia.  It presents local developer assessments of the usefulness of various state incentives, level of local utilization of state incentives, and importance of state incentives compared to other location factors.  It also provides an inventory of the types of local economic development incentives provided by Virginia localities and size of the incentives offered.  The report describes local developer assessments of the supply and demand for business ready sites and effectiveness of state enterprise zone programs.  Lastly, the report compares the responses of local developers to responses of private firms to a survey that asked parallel questions regarding the importance of state economic development incentives and other location factors in firm location and expansion decisions.

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Terance J. Rephann