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

CEA Celebrates Economic Development Week with “Economic Development Disasters”

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”

Op-ed in The Hill: End the secrecy and misinformation in economic development

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

CEA Co-Founds “Ban Secret Deals” Coalition to End Use of NDAs in Subsidy Deals

The Center for Economic Accountability and organizations from across the ideological spectrum have come together in a coalition to launch the "Ban Secret Deals" campaign in opposition to nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) in state and local economic development subsidy deals. The coalition is calling for state-level bans on the use of NDAs by elected officials and … Continue reading CEA Co-Founds “Ban Secret Deals” Coalition to End Use of NDAs in Subsidy Deals