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Small business owners say the billions spent by state and local governments predominantly help big businesses, not them or their customers.
92 percent of small business owners believe their state's economic development incentives are biased toward big business.
By Margie Manning, August 17, 2015
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has issued its first-ever rule requiring state and local governments to disclose information about tax abatement agreements.
By Hilary Russ, August 14, 2015
For the first time, state and local U.S. governments will be required to report how much money they lose on corporate tax breaks for economic development projects, according to a new accounting rule issued on Friday.
By Diane Cardwell, July 20, 2015
BUFFALO — Along a bend in the Buffalo River here, an enormous steel and concrete structure is rising, soon to house one of the country’s largest solar panel factories. Just to the south, in the rotting guts of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, where a dozen wind turbines already harness the energy blowing off Lake Erie, workers are preparing to install a big new solar array.