The FAST TRAKKER
A Cost/Benefit Analysis Breakthrough
Two of the most controversial questions facing communities are:
- What kind of incentives can we afford to offer to desirable new businesses?"
- When can we expect to get our investment back?"
Insight Research’s FAST TRAKKER is designed to be used in-house by city or economic development staff. FAST TRAKKER reports quickly and accurately computes the cost-to-benefit relationship of a proposed project. Reports provide succinct, consistent results, illustrated by colorful graphics. Fully customized for each project, the FAST TRAKKER allows a jurisdiction to test multiple cost options against the potential benefits, addressing the following issues:
- Public service cost
- A full range of incentives, abatements, grants, rebates, infrastructure participation, and fee waivers
- Environmental credits
- Special tax exemptions
- New assessed values
- Real and personal property taxes
- Inventory and sales taxes
- Permit and fee generation
- Utility franchise fees
- Land or special use donations
- All financial analyses are prepared by your staff, safeguarding project confidentiality.
- Methodology is tailored for the jurisdiction’s individual tax and incentive structure, as well as for each project opportunity.
- Comparative results improve communications to elected officials and the public.
- Insight Research Corporation provides the friendliest, most knowledgeable support services in the industry and are available to assist the user — by telephone, e-mail or on-site — including annual user conferences.
- Five models of the FAST TRAKKER are available to accommodate project timeframes and financial variables.
For further information about Insight Research Corporation's
FAST TRAKKER please contact:
Sarah Edquist, Director of Municipal Services
Insight Research Corporation
9441 LBJ Freeway, Lock Box 20
Dallas, TX 75243
Telephone 972-238-8838 Fax 214-495-7743
Insight's ED-TRAKKER™ was nominated for an "Innovations In Research" award at the Spring Conference of the International Development Research Council.