Good Jobs First Blog

Dec
13
1901

Chicago Nixes Second Wal-Mart: The End of Its Urban Strategy?

Apparently to preserve Mayor Richard Daley’s détente with organized labor, Chicago government has nixed a renewed effort by Wal-Mart to build a new Supercenter in Chicago’s predominantly African-American Southside.

Dec
13
1901

With No Tax Breaks to Lure Venture Capital, Oregon Still Sees It Double

In many states, advocates of cutting taxes on capital gains (profits from sales of business assets) have claimed lower rates would increase the flow of venture capital and so clear the pathway to rapid economic growth.