In honor of Economic Development Week, the CEA has performed an analysis of all 50 state economic development agencies' reported "job creation" results to determine just how much they claim to be delivering in results for their massive, multi-billion-dollar price tags. The result? Fewer than 625,000 jobs a year across the country, or less than … Continue reading State economic development agencies’ own data shows how little they matter
CEA President Testifies Against Giant Battery Plant to Marshall, Mich. City Council
TESTIMONY OF JOHN C. MOZENA, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR ECONOMIC ACCOUNTABILITY BEFORE THE MARSHALL, MICH. CITY COUNCIL MAY 1, 2023 My name is John Mozena, and I am the president of the Center for Economic Accountability. We’re an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that’s based here in Michigan but works around the country to try to … Continue reading CEA President Testifies Against Giant Battery Plant to Marshall, Mich. City Council
Column in National Review: Losing Amazon’s HQ2 Was a Blessing
With the news that Amazon was pausing construction of its Arlington, VA HQ2 project, CEA President John Mozena writes in National Review that residents of hundreds of cities across America should be glad that Amazon hadn't gone with any of the ludicrously large proposals that were submitted by local politicians and bureaucrats who seized the … Continue reading Column in National Review: Losing Amazon’s HQ2 Was a Blessing
CEA President to Michigan Strategic Fund Board: “Please, just stop.”
On February 13, the Michigan Strategic Fund board voted to approve a $210 million grant and other incentives to Ford Motor Company, as part of a reported $1 billion in subsidies for a battery plant in Marshall, Mich. The only public comment at the meeting came from Center for Economic Accountability President John C. Mozena, … Continue reading CEA President to Michigan Strategic Fund Board: “Please, just stop.”
CEA statement on subsidized Ford/CATL battery plant project in Marshall, Mich.
Statement by John C. Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability, on the reported $1 billion-plus public subsidy for a Ford/CATL battery plant in Marshall, Mich. Either the Marshall site is the best place for Ford’s proposed EV battery plant with CATL, or it isn’t. If it is, then Michigan’s taxpayers are getting screwed. … Continue reading CEA statement on subsidized Ford/CATL battery plant project in Marshall, Mich.