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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?

New Database Tracks Top Environment, Health and Safety Violators

By Stephen Dockery, October 27, 2015

The oil and gas, pharmaceutical and utility sectors top the list of a new corporate misconduct database that tracks U.S. environmental, health and safety violations of parent and subsidiary companies.

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.