New Jersey Subsidy Overhaul Scraps Cost Controls and Accountability

Fallout from Hurricane Sandy and this month’s tragic boardwalk fire are not the only costs that New Jersey taxpayers will face in the coming years

Study: “Job Sprawl” Still Subsidized Despite Four States’ Modest Reforms

Four states’ efforts to curb “job sprawl” by altering economic development subsidies have had little effect on transit ridership, land use patterns or site location decisions, according to a report released today by Good Jobs First.

Colorado Governor Doesn’t Buy Sales Tax Giveaway

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Colorado Stock Show Wants Bucks to Sprawl

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Subsidized Job Flight in Ohio

Study: Companies Get Subsidies to Move, Mostly Leaving Hard-Hit Areas in Cleveland and Cincinnati Metro Areas

K.C. Business Leaders Demand Cease-Fire on Wasteful Job Poaching

In an incredibly rapid private-sector response to our April Fool’s Day gag about that wonderful 50-state jobs truce, 17 prominent Kansas City-area business executives issued a letter this week urging the governors of Missouri and Kansas to stop offering subsidies to companies that are jumping the state line

Colorado Proposal Would “STIF” Taxpayers

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Mapping Job Subsidies: Becoming Easier in More States

As those who follow Good Jobs First know, since 2000 we have issued several studies mapping the geographic distribution of company-specific economic development subsidy deals—and then analyzing them for their pro-sprawl bias.