Paid to Sprawl: Subsidized Job Flight from Cleveland and Cincinnati

Greg LeRoy and Leigh McIlvaine
Date Published

Many Ohio companies were awarded lucrative property tax breaks as they moved facilities around within the Cleveland and Cincinnati metro areas.  The subsidized relocations, affecting an estimated 14,500 workers, were overwhelmingly outward bound and by many measures fueled suburban sprawl and regional inequality. Full Report (11MB). Executive Summary. Press Release.  Appendices: Cleveland Area Relocations. Cincinnati Area Relocations.