Debunking Economic Impact Promises Large and Small

Number 5847
Subject Business
Source Austin Carr, Greg LeRoy, Noah Pransky and Karen Weise
Affiliation Bloomberg Businessweek, Good Jobs First and The New York Times
Year 2019
Summary Whether it’s Amazon and Foxconn megadeals, or the pro teams and corporations lobbying for your community’s tax dollars, you’re likely to come across robust economic impact claims. But are the politicians really landing great deals? Do the corporations even need tax breaks in the first place? How to find great stories amid the public relations garbage.
Tags business reporting; tax subsidies; corporate welfare; tax incentives; tax breaks; economic reporting; watchdog reporting; government accountability
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