Good Jobs First Subsidy News

The Best Thing States Can Do to Boost Business? Support Local Communities

By Jeremy Quittner, September 29, 2015

Small business owners say the billions spent by state and local governments predominantly help big businesses, not them or their customers.

Small businesses losing out in subsidy game: Survey

By Scott Cohn, September 29, 2015

92 percent of small business owners believe their state's economic development incentives are biased toward big business.

New rule opens books on tax credits like those received by USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb

By Margie Manning, August 17, 2015

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has issued its first-ever rule requiring state and local governments to disclose information about tax abatement agreements.

U.S. states, cities to report money lost on corporate tax breaks

By Hilary Russ, August 14, 2015

For the first time, state and local U.S. governments will be required to report how much money they lose on corporate tax breaks for economic development projects, according to a new accounting rule issued on Friday.

The Wind and Sun Are Bringing the Shine Back to Buffalo

By Diane Cardwell, July 20, 2015

BUFFALO — Along a bend in the Buffalo River here, an enormous steel and concrete structure is rising, soon to house one of the country’s largest solar panel factories. Just to the south, in the rotting guts of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, where a dozen wind turbines already harness the energy blowing off Lake Erie, workers are preparing to install a big new solar array.