Good Jobs First Blog

Apr
23
2008

Behind the Clawback Curve

Though clawback provisions are now a standard part of many incentive agreements throughout the country, the Amherst Industrial Development Agency has decided they’re not for them.

Apr
17
2008

UPDATE: Minnesota State Senate Votes to Axe Rural JOBZ Program

The Minnesota State Senate passed legislation two weeks ago to axe Governor Tim Pawlenty’s signature rural economic development program known as the Jobs Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ) program.

Apr
15
2008

Retailers Going Bankrupt, Yet We Subsidize More and More

This morning’s New York Times leads with an article about the wave of bankruptcies, likely bankruptcies, and major shrinkages among the nation’s retailers: Levitz and Sharper Image have filed, Linens ‘n Things with 500 stores may soon file, and Foot Locker, Ann Taylor and Zales have announce

Apr
14
2008

Money and Happiness in Alabama

It’s not often that a TV program takes on issues of tax equity and corporate giveaways, but they are exactly the focus of this week’s edition of the PBS series NOW, which aired in most places Friday night and is available in its entirety on the show’s website.