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Public Finance

The Center for State and Local Finance is a collaborative effort of the Andrew Young School’s nationally ranked faculty to provide research on issues affecting the future of state and local public finance and to educate the next generation of leaders in public financial management.

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certificateCertificate in Public Financial Management

Broaden your knowledge in public finance methods and practices and build the content knowledge and analytic skills to be one of the best in your field through our certificate program.

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Complete your certificate in four tracks over three months consisting of six days of classroom instruction provided over two consecutive days per month. Classes are eligible for continuing education (CE) course credits.

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Register and pay for each session online. Registration can be confirmed by credit card payment or verified purchase order and must be received one week prior to the start date of each track.

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Build relationships in the community of public finance practitioners.

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Constitutional Limits on State and Local Aid to Private Enterprise

CSLF Affiliated Faculty Expert, Carlianne Patrick explains that employment in rural counties may be harmed by increasing non-tax economic development incentives in this summary of a recently released full report.

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Congrats to CSLF faculty experts Alm and Sjoquist on Sage Publication release, "State Govt Revenue Recovery..." via @NextGenPubFin 5 days ago