PAID TO SPRAWL
Paid to Sprawl: Subsidized Job Flight from Cleveland and Cincinnati
by Greg LeRoy and Leigh McIlvaine
Many Ohio companies were awarded lucrative property tax breaks as they moved facilities around within the Cleveland and Cincinnati metro areas. The subsidized relocations, affecting an estimated 14,500 workers, were overwhelmingly outward bound and by many measures fueled suburban sprawl and regional inequality.
Learn more about subsidy practices and controversial deals in this resource covering each of the 50 states and Washington, DC.
The first national compilation of company-specific information on economic development subsidy awards from around the country. Search the database here.