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Despite subsidies, St. Louis retailing is a no-growth sector

By David Nicklaus, May 11, 2016

Area governments have provided more than $2 billion of subsidies to retail developers in the past couple of decades, but metropolitan St. Louis has the same number of people working in retailing as it did in 1990.

K.C. Economic Border War Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back


New developments in the K.C. Metro border war between Kansas & Missouri.

Dodging Taxes Through Corporate “Inversions”

By Roger Bybee, Feb. 25, 2016

Johnson Controls is the latest in a string of American companies that save millions in taxes by moving U.S. headquarters overseas, costing Americans jobs and eroding the nation’s corporate tax base.

One big reason for Louisiana's massive budget gap? State paying more in tax credits than collecting

By Tyler Bridges, Feb. 18, 2016

Louisiana’s taxes on business are supposed to help government provide its many services.

Welcome to Jobs Inc., Where States Have Little Say in Economic Development

By Alan Greenblatt, November, 2015

Several states have decided the way to juice up economic development is to turn it over to a corporation outside the government bureaucracy. Is it working?