Check What Corporations Get Government Subsidies

Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 8.55.25 PMI continue to be amazed at the online resources that I didn’t know about. I just learned about a website that allows you to look at what corporate tax breaks and subsidies are handed out by city and county governments. It’s done to promote economic development.

The website is Subsidy Tracker and it is run by Good Jobs First, a DC non-profit that studies government accountability.

Since I just visited Oakland County, a well-to-do county north of Detroit, I plugged that name into the Tracker. Here are the first listings I found.

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No surprise that General Motors comes up first.  If you click on the underlined type then you will find details. Here’s the additional information on the second listing, which expanded its business:

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Check out your city or county. Might find some interesting stories in the data. Or at least you have it as a reference for the next time you do a business or economic development story.

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