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.
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.”
Washington, DC—State Tax Notes magazine this week honored Good Jobs First as one of two notable organizations of the year for 2015.
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.
In the week and a half since Jerry Hirsch of the Los Angeles Times’ broke a story on billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s use of subsidies as key to his business’ plans, the story has gone viral.