Good Jobs First started in 1998 to track economic development incentives and push for better government and corporate accountability. Blue Tent profiled the organization, which in 2020 launched Covid Stimulus Watch to track pandemic-related spending. It's one of four major databases GJF runs. "Disclosure is crucial to reform," Executive Director Greg LeRoy says.
Good Jobs First Subsidy News
Amazon has been quietly cutting deals in and around Chicago since 2015, winning tax breaks and public incentives to build 36 warehouses...To help pay for its vast expansion, the company and its developers have won at least $741 million in taxpayer-funded incentives in northeast Illinois alone.