What is Tax Increment Financing?

Tax Increment Financing is a public financing tool used to subsidize municipal economic development projects. When a TIF district is established, the amount of property and sales tax generated is set as the district’s base amount. As redevelopment takes place, any tax collected above the base amount is reinvested into the area to fund urban renewal projects and improvements. 

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1. What is urban renewal?
2. What is Tax Increment Financing?
3. Why is urban renewal important?
4. Does the city offer economic development incentives for new retail projects or businesses that provide primary jobs?