Press Releases

12/20/2015

For Immediate Release December 21, 2015

Contact: Philip Mattera: pmattera@goodjobsfirst.org; 202-232-1616 ext.212

Washington, DC—Good Jobs First is pleased to announce that Washington State taxpayers can now find five additional years of economic development subsidy data in GJF’s Subsidy Tracker database.

10/26/2015

New Corporate Misconduct Database Identifies Largest Environmental, Health and Safety Violators

 Washington, DC, October 27, 2015—Eight large corporations and their subsidiaries have each been penalized more than $1 billion for environmental, health and safety cases brought by federal regulatory agencies since 2010. A total of 40 parent companies have paid $100 million or more in such penalties. The list is topped by BP, whose $25 billion total—coming mostly from cases relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster—far exceeds that of any other company. (“Penalty” is defined here as including not only federal cash fines but also related state fines as well as the cost of supplementary environmental projects companies are often compelled to undertake as part of settlements).

10/19/2015

Study: Despite States’ Pro-Small Business Rhetoric, Big Businesses Get Dominant Share of Economic Development Dollars

Washington, DC, October 20, 2015—Governors and state legislators routinely praise small businesses for their contributions to economic growth and job creation, but states actually give big businesses the dominant share of their economic development incentive awards.