Posts Tagged Economic Development

Mar
29
2022

Women in Charge – An Economic Necessity

To commemorate the end of Women's History Month, Good Jobs First decided to dive into the make-up of economic development leadership. Looking at the data from 52 economic development agencies from all 50 states and DC (Wisconsin has 2 agencies, one private and one public), we found that 34 are headed by men and only 18 by women. 

Oct
7
2020

Reimagining economic development: The case for great schools

Good Jobs First talked with education expert Dr. Kendall Deas about the role corporate incentives and subsidies play in South Carolina, which in fiscal year 2019 cost the state’s public schools $423 million – a $99 million increase in two years, according to our analysis. The findings raise a key question: do newly arriving companies that get big tax breaks pay their fair share for the public services they and their employees utilize?