Good Jobs First Blog

May
18
2016

Subsidy Tracker Reaches Milestones

Half a Million Deals, $250B in Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies

Subsidy Tracker Database Reaches Milestones Revealing Corporate Welfare

Washington, DC, May 18, 2016 -- Documenting that corporate welfare has become a commonplace and expensive practice, the first national database of taxpayer-funded subsidy awards to business today reached two significant milestones: The latest expansion of Good Jobs First’s Subsidy Tracker brings the number of entries to 500,000 with a total value of more than $250 billion.

Apr
18
2016

Kansas and Missouri Make Progress Toward Ending Interstate Job Piracy

Washington, DC, April 18, 2016—Good Jobs First today applauded the State of Kansas for its progress towards accepting Missouri’s offer of a legally binding cease-fire to end the Kansas City-area problem of so-called “interstate job fraud,” or the payment of huge tax breaks for companies to relocate short distances across the region’s state line.

Mar
30
2016

Big Changes Are Coming To Enterprise Florida

In a surprise move, Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered Enterprise Florida (EFl), the state’s public-private entity charged with recruiting companies to the state, to downsize and to consider converting to a completely private model.

Mar
9
2016

Bias Against Small Business Found in State Economic Development Budgets

Washington, DC—Amidst a political season thick with pro-small business rhetoric, a new study on what states actually spend to help create private-sector jobs reveals a sharp bias against the “entrepreneurial economy.”

Dec
21
2015

Subsidy Tracker is More Valuable Than Ever

Our Subsidy Tracker is more valuable than ever, thanks to an extensive update and enhancement of the unique database.