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Smart City Policy Group

Bridging the Divide Between the Innovation Economy & Government

Smart City Policy Group works closely with both corporate and community leaders to collaborate on the development and implementation of regulatory rules, compliance strategies, and tax and fee systems that deliver the broadest benefit to all stakeholders.

Smart City Policy Group was founded in 2017 by Matt Curtis to bridge the divide between the innovation economy and local government. From short-term rentals to ride-hailing apps, people are working and traveling in fundamentally new ways, and local and state governments are struggling to adapt regulations. Smart City Policy Group works closely with both corporate and community leaders to collaborate on systems that deliver the broadest benefit to all stakeholders.

Smart City Policy Group

What We Do

Offering years of experience navigating the challenges and opportunities of the New Technology Economy in both the public and private sector, our savvy and seasoned team delivers an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise.  We’ve already been down the road ahead, and we’d be happy to give you directions.

Make Community Connections
Smart City works with innovative companies and cities to collaborate with local leaders on best practices and new regulations.
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Earn Your Share Of The Sharing Economy
Smart City Policy Group delivers the resources and strategies necessary to maximize regulatory compliance and increase tax remittance.
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Stay Ahead Of The
Game
Ensure regulations are effective, tax remittance is maximized, and technologies and partnerships are delivering for stakeholders.
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Smart City

Short-Term Rental Regulations Summit

December 15-17, 2020 | 12:00PM-2:00PM EST

Our second annual Conference on Short-term Rental Regulations will be held via Zoom and will feature attendees from all sides of the short-term rental (STR) industry: city regulators, the travel industry and vacation rental managers.

“As communities grapple with the impacts of COVID on the local economy the short-term rental industry has been a bright spot as many professionally managed properties are seeing increased usage,” said Matt Curtis, CEO of Smart City Policy Group. “There are very few examples of communities that achieve compliance with local rules and taxes. We bring all sides together to understand the evolving industry, traveler trends and solutions for compliance.”

In the past ten years thousands of cities around the world have discussed, and created, regulations for short-term rentals – sometimes called vacation rentals and often identified by the well-known industry brand, AirBnB. Concerns vary from city to city but the core complaints focus on tax remittance, housing and zoning impacts, noise and parties and more.

This summit will give participants an opportunity to leave with key understanding of this evolving and nuanced industry, best practice regulation examples, and the experiences of stakeholders who have found successful, compliant, solutions.

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