Oct. 24, 2011 - City of Boulder’s Flexible Rebate Program to be recognized as a model for economic development at National League of Cities conference
City of Boulder’s Flexible Rebate Program to be recognized as a model for economic development at National League of Cities conference
The City of Boulder has been chosen by the National League of Cities (NLC) to showcase its achievements at the NLC’s “Congress of Cities and Exposition,” Nov. 9 through Nov. 12, in Phoenix. The city’s Flexible Rebate Program will be highlighted as an innovative economic development program that has been implemented successfully to support local entrepreneurship and small businesses.
The “Congress of Cities and Exposition” conference will recognize municipal programs that provide examples of creative collaborations, increased efficiency and enhanced quality of life for all residents. The programs will serve as models for other communities in the key areas of economic development, children and families, infrastructure, and sustainability.
During the conference, representatives from these municipal programs will share implementation strategies, successes and lessons learned. Each city will display program information in an exhibit hall and will also be recognized at a conference-wide event.
The City of Boulder’s flexible rebate incentive program offers rebates of select taxes and fees to primary employers expanding or relocating within the city, provided that the businesses verify its compliance with long-term community and environmental sustainability guidelines. The program’s guidelines provide flexibility for the various sizes and types of Boulder employers. It is the only rebate incentive in the country that is tied to compliance with broader community sustainability policies.
Significant funding is still available for the flexible rebate program, and local businesses are encouraged to apply now, as applications for rebates of 2011 taxes and fees must be submitted no later than Dec. 1, 2011.
The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. For more information about the NLC and the “Congress of Cities and Exposition,” contact
at 202-626-3015 or visit www.nlc.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:34