Examining Local Subsidy Transparency

Study: Big Cities and Counties Fail to Disclose Costly Job Subsidies

Subsidies to Campaign Contributors in NC and DC

Two recent investigative news reports, one in North Carolina and another in District of Columbia, provide useful examples of how major campaign contributors often end up receiving substantial subsidies or special tax treatment.

Scrutinizing Georgia’s Deal-Closing Funds

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A Tale of Two States (and Subsidy Transparency)

Florida and Mississippi may come close to sharing a border, but they are worlds apart in their current approach to the disclosure of economic development subsidies.

ED Officials Agree with Us!

A stunning survey issued today by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) proves that state and local economic development officials overwhelmingly agree with most accountability activists.

That is, hundreds of people who deal with site location consultants, tax-dodging lawyers, and footloose companies every day think there need to be some serious rule changes.

Summing Subsidies

detectiveMy colleagues and I at Good Jobs First were excited at the publication of the New York Time

Good Jobs First’s Subsidy Tracker Used in New York Times Reportage

Good Jobs First’s Subsidy Tracker Used in New York Times Reportage

Washington, DC, December 2, 2012—The database created by the New York Times to accompany its new series on economic development incentives draws heavily from Good Jobs First’s Subsidy Tracker search tool launched in 2010.