Good Jobs First Blog

Dec
13
1901

Spring fever in the Big Apple

I wasn't just hallucinating in the noonday sun; there was love in the air today.  At a rally on the steps of City Hall stood Bronx residents, elected officials, retail clerks' and janitors' union members and plenty of building trades hardhats in support of a Community Benefits Agreement to

Dec
13
1901

Stars in Their Eyes? Cost of State Film Subsides Soar, Along with Concern

After decades of taxpayer-funded “smokestack chasing”, many states are now trying to lure Hollywood film projects with big subsidies. In a remake of beggar-thy-neighbor competition, states in every region are matching and surpassing special tax breaks for the film industry.

Dec
13
1901

Boastful LA Developer Hit with Subsidy Cap

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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.