September 2011 Posts

Sep
23
2011

N.Y. Chip-Fab Deal Emits New Stench

Kudos to Glen Falls Post Star columnist Will Doolittle for his tart September 22 column exposing that “Water stinks...

Sep
23
2011

Now Showing! Subsidized Interstate Job-Sprawl from Kansas City

AMC Entertainment Inc. recently announced it will take a subsidy package from Kansas worth more than $40 million to run away with 450 headquarters jobs from downtown Kansas City, Missouri to the affluent Kansas suburb of Leawood (median income almost two and a half times the state average and home values more than three times the state average) in hyper-growth Johnson County.

Sep
21
2011

Tennessee Goes Clawback-Free for Electrolux

In an extraordinary investigative report this week, The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal discovered that the state of Tennessee promised Electrolux much more in subsides than it officially announced and that the offer came with an explicit “no clawback or recapture” provision.  The n

Sep
21
2011

Teamsters Protest Uncle Sam Paying Peter to Rob Paul

Should federal economic development dollars be used to subsidize the flight of jobs from one labor market (or state) to another?

Of course not! But members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in Brisbane, California are blowing the whistle on just such a scandal.

Sep
20
2011

Subsidy Tracker Completes Online Data Capture

Subsidy Tracker, the Good Jobs First database of company-specific information on economic