Column at Free the People: Economic Development Subsidies are “Job Creation” for Central Planners

We're big fans at the CEA of the work done by Matt Kibbe, Terry Kibbe and the rest of the Free the People team to advance the values of "freedom, entrepreneurship, individual responsibility, choice, and peaceful cooperation." We share those values, which made Free the People a great place for CEA President John C. Mozena … Continue reading Column at Free the People: Economic Development Subsidies are “Job Creation” for Central Planners

Incentive-free economic development: In Michigan, that means auto insurance reform.

We're often asked what we would recommend for alternative economic development policies to the traditional ineffective and costly incentive-and-subsidy model. Our answer is that while the specifics will vary from state to state and city to city, there's an important common thread: Make your community a good place to live and do business. That's obviously … Continue reading Incentive-free economic development: In Michigan, that means auto insurance reform.

Op-ed in The Oakland Press: Demand honesty on state’s economic development subsidies

  The Oakland Press in suburban Detroit ran an op-ed from CEA President John Mozena, talking about one local company's decision to renounce brownfield development incentives it had been awarded by the state. "Whether intentional or not, a deal like this that should never have been made is a clear sign that there’s a need … Continue reading Op-ed in The Oakland Press: Demand honesty on state’s economic development subsidies