Good Jobs First Subsidy News

04/01/2017

By Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Over the objection of a school system that insisted children would pay the price, economic development officials last year granted tax breaks worth more than $250 million to a company that wants to transform an old General Motors site in Doraville into a mix of offices, retail and housing.

In Atlanta, UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company, also was negotiating $28 million in tax breaks for a new logistics facility that will employ 1,000 low-paid workers.

03/27/2017

By Jim Heaney and Charlotte Keith, Albany Times-Union

New York has seemingly tried every which way to jump-start its upstate economy.

Governor after governor proposed what they considered the answer to upstate's economic woes, but program after program came up short.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was determined to change that when he took office in 2011. Cuomo has increased state subsidies, launched several bold initiatives and crisscrossed the state to announce state-funded projects he frequently described as "game-changers."

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