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
May 9-13 is "Economic Development Week," and the Center for Economic Accountability is bringing some much-needed context to the discussion. All week long, we're telling the stories of real-world "Economic Development Disasters" that can teach us lessons about what happens when economic development programs go wrong. Follow along on Twitter or learn more on our … Continue reading CEA Celebrates Economic Development Week with “Economic Development Disasters”
The CEA's John Mozena and David Guenthner of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy shone a light on the pervasive misinformation and secrecy in economic development programs in a recent column in The Hill: It’s hard to find another area of public policy where the broad public understanding of an issue is so at odds … Continue reading Op-ed in The Hill: End the secrecy and misinformation in economic development
When it comes to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ arguments in favor of taxpayer-funded upgrades for TIAA Bank Field, it’s time to blow the whistle on excessive economic promises. The team leadership’s claims that new public spending on the stadium would “provide a reasonable return on what will obviously be a sizable investment” by taxpayers long ago … Continue reading Jaguars’ Stadium Proposals Ignore Economic Reality
Across America, states are taking federal dollars meant to support the recovery from the COVID pandemic and using them instead to fund massive economic development subsidy deals. In a column in The Hill today, CEA President John C. Mozena and Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Michael D. Farren had a simple message: "We hate to … Continue reading Op-ed in The Hill: Frustrated by a corporate handout ‘Groundhog Day’? Blame the American Rescue Plan.