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.

CEA statement on Rivian bond ruling in Georgia

By John C. Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability September 30, 2022 Judge Brenda Holbert Trammell’s ruling against issuing the proposed Rivian bonds is a victory for taxpayers and the rule of law in Georgia. She shone a bright light on the way Georgia’s economic developers ignore the law, the public interest, state … Continue reading CEA statement on Rivian bond ruling in Georgia

2022 Is the Worst Year in History for State Corporate Welfare Megadeals

Facing election-year pressure from voters and flush with federal cash, governors across America have signed three times more billion-dollar subsidy deals than any previous year in history. September 15, 2022 – An unprecedented flood of economic development “megadeals” with potential billon-dollar price tags across the United States is turning 2022 into a uniquely expensive year … Continue reading 2022 Is the Worst Year in History for State Corporate Welfare Megadeals

Great.com interviews The Center for Economic Accountability About Advancing Economic Opportunity by Transparency

Danielle Riberio from Great.com interviewed the Center for Economic Accountability as part of their 'Great.com Talks With...' podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. America today gives more subsidies to stadiums than any … Continue reading Great.com interviews The Center for Economic Accountability About Advancing Economic Opportunity by Transparency