Oct
5
2020

Reporters' Tip: WARN Act Notices.

The recent economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to reduce staff or close operations. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires companies to give 60 day advance notice before a mass layoff or a business closure occurs. Here are the links to online WARN Act pages.

Apr
16
2020

How Will the Pandemic Change Economic Development Subsidies?

Like everything else, economic development is adapting to a new reality. Some states and localities are making special efforts to help small businesses to stay afloat, yet at the same time some of the worst giveaways to large companies are continuing as if the global public health emergency and the national financial crisis were not happening. 

Mar
4
2020

Naming Tax Credit Names

Corporate lobbyists have long blown a fog of fear, disinformation and confusion about public disclosure of corporate income tax credits. It’s time to clear the air.

Feb
7
2020

And The Oscar Goes To: State Subsidies for Oscar Nominated Movies

by Kasia Tarczynska, Good Jobs First


posted on February 7, 2020


As we get closer to the Oscar gala, this is a good time to remember that the public supports the industry not only by buying movie tickets and paying for streaming subscription but also by providing film production companies

Sep
10
2019

Subsidy Tracker Update is Now Available. Explore and Enjoy!

We spent this summer collecting data for the latest Subsidy Tracker update, which now is posted online and available to users. This update consists mostly of local data; however, we also added state data and four megadeals.