Uncle Sam's Favorite Corporations

Uncle Sam's Favorite Corporations

Uncle Sam's Favorite Corporations: Identifying the Large Companies that Dominate Federal Subsidies

by Philip Mattera and Kasia Tarczynska

March 2015

Based on an expansion of the Subsidy Tracker database to the federal level, this report shows that big business receives an outsize share of grants, allocated tax credits, loans, loan guarantees and bailout funds awarded by federal agencies.

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Subsidy Tracker 3.0


Correction: The subsidy totals in the report for Tenaska mistakenly included amounts relating to the Taylorville project, which was cancelled. The correct federal subsidy total for the company should be $132,252,326.