When states suffered severe job losses during the recession, many responded by pouring money into tax incentive programs.
Most states offer a litany of incentives targeted for different types of companies. Some are meant to lure employers from neighboring jurisdictions, while others fund expansions of existing businesses.
Our story focused on New Jersey, which had recently issued multiple high-profile awards.
The data analysis attempted to answer two questions. First, we needed to gauge the extent to which the state increased its tax incentive awards. I also wanted to examine how the deals played out and whether any companies later cut ...Read more ...