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.

Jun
27
2017

Subsidy Tracker Data Now Searchable Within More Than 10,000 Localities

Subsidy Tracker, the nation’s only public and free database of economic development incentive awards, today introduced a new feature that allows the user to display summary data for more than 10,000 different localities across the country. The summaries, like those previously provided for states, show subsidy totals and list the