Skip to Main Content

Econ Focus

Silver Screen Subsidies: Is hoping to land the next Hollywood hit a sound economic development strategy?

State legislators often try to lure movie and television productions to their states. But the effectiveness of these policies as an economic development tool is in question.

Related Links

Abdulkadri, Abdul, and Steven R. Miller. "The Economic Impact of Michigan's Motion Picture Production Industry and the Michigan Motion Picture Production Credit." Michigan State University Center for Economic Analysis, Feb. 6, 2009.

Christopherson, Susan, and Ned Rightor. "The Creative Economy as ‘Big Business' Evaluating State Strategies to Lure Film Makers." Summary of forthcoming article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Peach, James, and Anthony V. Popp. "The Film Industry in New Mexico and the Provision of Tax Incentives." New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center, Aug. 26, 2008.

Saas, Darcy Rollins. "Hollywood East? Film Tax Credits In New England." New England Public Policy Center, Policy Brief 06-3, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, October 2006.

Phone Icon Contact Us

David A. Price (804) 697-8018