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 SUBSIDY TRACKER brings together the information from those far-flung sources--along with unpublished data obtained through open records requests--to create the first national search engine for state economic development subsidies.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 more 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 We are continually adding data, both published and unpublished, from more programs and increasing the years of coverage.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 more than 249,000 subsidy awards from 500 programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NEW: We recently added a new feature to Subsidy Tracker called MEGADEALS. It consists of entries on every subsidy package worth at least $75 million we could find from the past three decades—240 in all. It draws not only from the official disclosure data otherwise used here but also fills gaps in that data by using a variety of other information sources. See here for a report on megadeals and a spreadsheet download of all the entries.
Send questions or comments to Good Jobs First Research Director Philip Mattera.