When taxpayers' money is used to subsidize private business, companies must be held accountable for creating family-wage jobs and other benefits for the community. We research and promote best practices.
The worst subsidies are often special deals offered to single companies. Good Jobs First keeps an eye on corporations that frequently go to the public trough, and we critique the most egregious giveaways.
Economic development needs to be sustainable as well as accountable. We monitor government efforts to promote the creation of green jobs to make sure that these are also good jobs.
Suburban sprawl – and the harm it causes cities and workers – is often brought about by subsidies. Learn how smart-growth alternatives can create better jobs, expand commuter options and make communities more liveable.
Learn more about subsidy practices and controversial deals in this resource covering each of the 50 states and Washington, DC.
Our New York City project promotes economic development policies in the nation’s largest city, which has seen more than its share of controversial corporate giveaways. Many of these are documented on the GJNY website.
Learn how to do strategic research on corporations or how we can do it for your advocacy group