Good Jobs First Subsidy News

03/10/2022

Spas and casinos were prohibited developments under the federal Opportunity Zones program, designed to drive investment in struggling communities. But a Las Vegas OZ project, a luxury boutique hotel, has both, writes Dana Gentry in the Nevada Current.

03/09/2022

Focusing on distressed communities does more to solve inequities than blindly dispensing aid, and the benefits of targeting job creation efforts on them are four times those of similar efforts focused on booming places, write Tim Bartik and Kathleen Bolter in Governing.

02/25/2022

GM is getting over $1 billion in public subsidies from Michiganders for promises of electric vehicle investments - but an analysis by The Guardian found the money comes with few protections for taxpayers. GM must only create 3,200 jobs compared to the 4,000 jobs it publicly stated, a memo obtained by the media outlet found, and if it closes within a few years it still gets to keep most of the money.

02/18/2022

The Times Union spent six months investigating the poorly performing horse racing industry, finding that it would not exist without massive subsidies by taxpayers, who are offsetting its losses to the tune of millions per year.

02/09/2022

Amazon has received at minimum $4.7 billion in subsidies from governments around the world for warehouses, data centers, film production, fashion studies, grocery stores, call centers and more, a new report by Good Jobs First and UNI Global Union reveals.