Good Jobs First Subsidy News

02/27/2017

By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, Environmental Leader

Major companies racked up more than $20 billion in enforcement costs for environmental, health and safety and other violations between Election Day and Donald Trump’s inauguration.

This, according to Violation Tracker, a database produced by the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First, that first launched in 2015.

12/14/2016

Corporations have learned to game the tax incentive system

By Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle

Amazon is building warehouses across the United States to develop its own delivery infrastructure to guarantee next-day delivery.

So why have state and local governments given Amazon $241 million to build facilities that they couldn't build anywhere else?

12/13/2016

By NICOLE RAZ
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

A national economic development expert argues that Nevada shouldn’t have helped Amazon build a fulfillment center in North Las Vegas, which is slated to open next summer.

12/07/2016

By Greg LeRoy, The American Prospect

Donald Trump’s controversial deal with Carrier Corp. has ushered in a long-overdue debate over corporate giveaways that come at taxpayers’ expense.

12/03/2016

Governments often provide subsidies in exchange for jobs but the deals frequently don’t live up to the hype