Subsidy Tracker 2.0

Discover Where Corporations are Getting Taxpayer Assistance Across the United States

A growing number of state and local governments are disclosing which companies they are giving tax breaks and other subsidies in the name of job creation and economic development. Yet much of that information is being disseminated through hard-to-find reports and web pages. SUBSIDY TRACKER brings together the information from those far-flung sources--along with unpublished data obtained through open records requests--to create the first national search engine for economic development subsidies.

Each entry identifies the recipient company and, depending on availability, provides data on the dollar value of the subsidy, the program and state or local agency involved, the location of the subsidized facility, and the employment impact of the subsidy. Each entry also indicates where the data came from, so the user can go to the original source for additional details. For more information on the data, see the User Guide.

Subsidy Tracker is a work in progress. We are continually adding data, both published and unpublished, from more programs and increasing the years of coverage. Subsidy Tracker currently contains data on 265,000 subsidy awards from 551 programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Subsidy Tracker now includes parent company data for many of the recipients, both in the individual entries and in 1,415 parent company summary pages, which can be accessed directly from our expanded search form below. Our Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent report summarizes what the new data show. This enhancement builds on the Megadeals feature we added in 2013. It is now easy to use Subsidy Tracker to find both the companies with the largest aggregate awards and those with the largest individual awards. Tax Breaks and Inequality is a new report based on a mash-up of Tracker data with low-wage employers and companies linked to members of the Forbes 400.

Inventory of data sources
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User Guide  

Send questions or comments to Good Jobs First Research Director Philip Mattera.