Creating Scandals Instead of Jobs
Creating Scandals Instead of Jobs: The Failures of Privatized State Economic Development Agencies
by Greg LeRoy, Thomas Cafcas, Leigh McIlvaine, Kasia Tarczynska and Philip Mattera
The moves by some states to outsource economic development functions to “public-private partnerships” have, by and large, become costly failures characterized by misuse of taxpayer funds, conflicts of interest, excessive executive pay and bonuses, questionable subsidy awards, exaggerated job-creation claims, lack of public disclosure of key records, and resistance to basic oversight.
Learn more about subsidy practices and controversial deals in this resource covering each of the 50 states and Washington, DC.