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08 Mar, 2017, 10:00 ET Study: Most Big Localities Still Fail to Disclose Tax-Break Recipients Online

More than half of the nation's 50 biggest cities and counties still fail to disclose online even the names of the companies receiving property tax...


21 Feb, 2017, 10:00 ET Amid Talk of Deregulation, Database Documents the Obama Administration's Final Offensive Against Corporate Crime

While Washington is focused on deregulation, the country's first database on corporate crime has documented the wave of cases against major...


13 Dec, 2016, 10:00 ET Study: State & Local Governments Have Given Amazon Warehouses $241 Million since 2015

States and localities have given retail juggernaut Amazon almost a quarter-billion dollars in economic development subsidies in the past two years...


21 Nov, 2016, 10:00 ET Subsidy Tracker Expands Local Government Coverage of Corporate Welfare Deals

Good Jobs First today announced a significant expansion of its Subsidy Tracker database, the only national search engine capturing company-specific...


11 Oct, 2016, 10:00 ET Study: State and Local Governments Pay $2 Million per Job to Tech Giants for Data Centers

States and localities are giving tech giants an average of $2 million per job for data centers. Indeed, the companies are so aggressive playing...


26 Sep, 2016, 10:01 ET Expanded Corporate Crime Database Highlights Fraud by Healthcare Companies and Banks

Since the beginning of 2010, drug manufacturers, hospital systems, insurers and other healthcare companies have paid nearly $7 billion in fines and...


28 Jun, 2016, 09:35 ET Violation Tracker Documents Wide Variety of Misconduct by Major Banks

Since the beginning of 2010, two dozen major banks have paid $160 billion in penalties to resolve a wide range of cases brought against them by the...


18 Apr, 2016, 10:34 ET Good Jobs First Lauds Kansas & Missouri for Progress Towards a Binding Cease-Fire on Taxpayer-Funded Interstate Job Piracy

Good Jobs First today applauded the State of Kansas for its progress towards accepting Missouri's offer of a legally binding cease-fire to end the...


10 Mar, 2016, 10:00 ET Bias Against Small Business Found in State Economic Development Budgets

 Amidst a political season thick with pro-small business rhetoric, a new study on what states actually spend to help create private-sector jobs...


27 Oct, 2015, 08:19 ET New Corporate Misconduct Database Identifies Largest Environmental, Health and Safety Violators

 Eight large corporations have each been penalized more than $1 billion in environmental, health and safety cases brought by federal regulatory...


20 Oct, 2015, 10:00 ET Study: Despite States' Pro-Small Business Rhetoric, Big Businesses Get Dominant Share of Economic Development Dollars

Governors and state legislators routinely praise small businesses for their contributions to economic growth and job creation, but states actually...


29 Sep, 2015, 09:00 ET Survey: Small Business Group Leaders Say States Favor Big Businesses at the Expense of Small Firms Seeking to Grow

A national survey of 41 leaders of small business organizations representing 24,000 member businesses in 25 states reveals that they overwhelmingly...


17 Mar, 2015, 09:00 ET Study: Large Corporations Dominate Federal Subsidies

Two-thirds of the $68 billion in federal business grants and special tax credits awarded over the past 15 years have gone to large corporations....


16 Dec, 2014, 10:40 ET Report: Development Subsidies Fuel Economic Inequality by Enriching Billionaires and Low-Wage Employers

Taxpayer subsidies awarded to corporations by state and local governments, supposedly to create good jobs and growth, are instead fueling economic...


29 Jan, 2014, 10:12 ET Report: Nearly All States Disclose Some Development Deals, But Outcome Reporting Remains Mostly Poor

All but four states now post some online information about which companies receive economic development subsidies. But disclosure quality varies...


23 Oct, 2013, 14:20 ET Report: Privatized State Development Agencies Create Scandals Instead of Jobs

Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wisconsin Examined Three years ago, four newly elected...


18 Sep, 2013, 13:26 ET Report Asks: Who Is Funding Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Partisan Job-Piracy Trips?

Good Jobs First today released a study examining Texas Gov. Rick Perry's unprecedented string of partisan job-piracy trips into six states led by...


19 Jun, 2013, 11:45 ET Study: Giant Job Subsidy Packages Grow More Common and Costly

In recent years, state and local governments have been awarding giant economic development subsidy packages to corporations more frequently than...


30 May, 2013, 09:00 ET Study: Big Cities and Counties Fail to Disclose Costly Job Subsidies

Two-thirds of the economic development subsidy programs run by the nation's largest cities and counties do not use the web to report which...


29 May, 2013, 10:00 ET Study: Employer Support for Transit is Surging Locally but Fractured Nationally

American employers are organizing and winning better public transportation in many metro areas. Major employers such as universities and hospitals...


24 Jan, 2013, 10:00 ET Study: States Waste Billions Luring Jobs from Each Other

 State and local governments waste billions of dollars annually on economic development subsidies given to companies for moving existing jobs...


04 Dec, 2012, 13:17 ET "Selling Snake Oil to the States" Study: ALEC's Advice to States on Jobs Is Actually a Recipe for Stagnation and Wage Suppression

A new study finds that state tax and regulatory policies recommended by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) fail to promote stronger...


04 Dec, 2012, 12:53 ET Report: Construction Boom Fails to Deliver Jobs to District Residents; Strong Hiring Rules Remain Crucial

Despite a building boom in the District of Columbia, DC residents remain grossly underrepresented on area construction sites. Recently strengthened...


11 Sep, 2012, 14:37 ET California, Illinois, Maryland, and New Jersey 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...


12 Apr, 2012, 09:53 ET Report: State Withholding Taxes Increasingly Pay for Corporate Subsidies Rather than Public Services

Tele-press conference April 12th, 10:30 am EDT To attend, contact Michelle Lee 202-232-1616 ext 210 or mlee@goodjobsfirst.org  Nearly...