Good Jobs First Subsidy News


Amazon opens most of its warehouses in neighborhoods with a disproportionately high number of people of color and low-income residents, an investigation by Consumer Reports has found.


"Landing Samsung Electronics Co.’s massive new chip plant didn’t come cheap for Taylor, Texas. The question now is whether the investment will pay off."


General Electric has drawn roughly $1.6 billion in federal money since Fiscal Year 2000, plus $687 million in state and local awards since 1992, totaling more than $2.2 billion, according to Good Jobs First. Over roughly the same period, the report says, three out of every four GE jobs in the U.S. disappeared.


Water companies have since 2010 paid £405,437,850 in various worker and environmental fines, a Byline Times analysis of Violation Tracker UK data revealed. Recent attempts to force the companies to (among other things) better protect public waterways were voted down.


Analyzing Violation Tracker UK data, the Byline Times found that almost half of the violations come from the financial services industry – "despite the sector contributing to less than 10% of the UK’s economic output."