Since the end of World War Two, the field of economic incentives has grown exponentially, covering a spectrum from simple property tax abatement for curing blight, to complex tax credits and refunds for job creation. Each year, the Missouri legislature has added new provisions and amended old ones. Furthermore, many incentive projects have been challenged in court with respect to whether they comply with the statute involved, and even the constitutionality of the statutes themselves have been called into question. Today, virtually every city in America has an economic development director. Any lawyer practicing in the field of land use, or representing expanding or relocating companies, needs to be aware of these issues. Missouri Economic Development Law catalogues all Missouri and relevant federal programs, and explains them in plain English, with black letter summaries for each type. This book should be a part of the library of every law firm, city attorney, economic development official and judge in Missouri.
This is a digital publication. You will not receive a hard copy. However, you may print part or all of the book.
"Missouri Land Use Law and Practice and Missouri Economic Development Law authored by Michael T. White are the seminal works in Missouri in the areas of land use and economic develop laws.
These treatises should be in every law library and used by every private practitioner or public sector lawyer, whether new or seasoned. I use these volumes on a regular basis on virtually every project I handle."
William Moore, Former city attorney of Independence, Missouri
"I have continuously referred to Mike White's two volume's on land use and law as being "my second chair" since they were first published. As a land use lawyer and litigator, they have been the source of invaluable information to me. I know that the book(s) are highly regarded as legal citations without question. They are well worth having."