Northwestern to Give Presentation on City's Use of TIF Districts Dec. 11

Posted on Thursday Dec 06, 2012

Students from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business will be giving a presentation at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11 on the City of Evanston’s use of Tax Increment Finance Districts (TIF) in City Council Chambers, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Second Floor, Evanston.

The study looks at the effectiveness of past and current Evanston TIF Districts and compares the effectiveness of Evanston TIFs with similar redevelopment areas in Illinois and across the United States.  Additionally, the study makes recommendations of strategies to be employed by the city in the development of future TIF districts.

The study was commissioned by the City of Evanston as a quarter-long class project under the supervision of Kellogg Professor Therese McGuire. Dr. McGuire is Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg and the Director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research and the School’s Real Estate Program.

The presentation is open to the public and will be recorded and posted on the city's website.