Jan
18
2017

Amazon’s 100,000-Job Claim: Will Taxpayers Bankroll Retail Job Churn?

January 18, 2017--Amazon last week announced it will “create” 100,000 jobs as it rolls out Same-Day Delivery to customers throughout the country. While it’s great publicity after the company received negative tweets from the President-elect, taxpayer shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this represents net job creation in retailing.

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Mar
9
2016

Bias Against Small Business Found in State Economic Development Budgets

Washington, DC—Amidst a political season thick with pro-small business rhetoric, a new study on what states actually spend to help create private-sector jobs reveals a sharp bias against the “entrepreneurial economy.”

Dec
18
2015

Good Jobs First Honored by State Tax Notes for its 2015 Accomplishments

Washington, DC—State Tax Notes magazine this week honored Good Jobs First as one of two notable organizations of the year for 2015.

Jun
19
2015

A Fiery P3 Hearing in Illinois

I just returned from a trip to Springfield to testify before the Illinois House of Representatives on an economic development privatization proposal, but the chaotic scene was more reminiscent of the UK's House of Commons.

Jun
11
2015

Los Angeles Times Stirs Debate: Elon Musk’s Use of Subsidies at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity