States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Policymakers should enact comprehensive planning statutes, regulations, and incentives that promote:
Policymakers should identify and take steps to mitigate potential natural hazards.
Funding for livable communities projects should be sufficient to:
Policymakers should use funding mechanisms aligned with AARP’s Taxation Principles
Any public-private partnerships must ensure full accountability to the public.
Policymakers should establish requirements or provide incentives for universal design
Funding should be provided for homeowners to repair, modify, and make the residences of older homeowners with low incomes more energy efficient.