Good Jobs First Blog


Investigating Those 238 Bids for Amazon's HQ2

There's a terrific new resource to facilitate investigative journalism and citizen activism on those 238 Amazon HQ2 project bids!

We encourage everyone interested to visit and utilize MuckRock's website:

That page includes a list of more than 100 Freedom of Information Act requests (FOIAs) MuckRock has filed with local


A GASB 77 Tale of Two States

October 25, 2017


With new government financial reports arriving daily, we’ve been busy collecting GASB 77 subsidy data and posting it in our new Subsidy Tracker 2 database.

We are also taking note of trends and contrasts in transparency reporting. One of the most interesting contrasts involves the reporting


Putting State Pension Costs in Context: many states give away more in subsidies than normal cost of pensions for state employees

Our latest report, "Putting State Pension Costs in Context"  focuses on 13 states where pensions have been debated. We compare those costs to the amount of revenue those states lose each year as the result of economic development subsidies offered to corporations as well as the tax preferences and accounting loopholes (including offshore


Top three gun manufacturers have received more than $105 million in subsidies

Subsidy amounts updated on August 5, 2019

Posted: October 2, 2017

While the country mourns yet another mass-shooting, little attention is being paid to the fact that the companies producing the weapons are being subsidized by taxpayers. The nation’s top three gun manufacturers have received more than $105 million in


Now Available: GJF's Newest Subsidy Tracker 2 Database for GASB 77 Data,

51 State-Specific “Roadmaps” Also Issued 
Good Jobs First Announces “Subsidy Tracker 2”

to Collect New GASB Statement 77 Tax Abatement Data


Washington, DC, September 27, 2017— Good Jobs First today announced “Subsidy Tracker 2” – a new online database for tax-break spending records issued thanks to GASB