By John C. Mozena General Motors is closing its Arizona IT Innovation Center in Chandler, Ariz. and eliminating 940 jobs there in an object lesson on government “economic development” programs’ ineffectiveness in the face of business reality. The short and tragic history of GM’s subsidized hit-and-run in Chandler should be a wake-up call for taxpayers … Continue reading Learning the Lesson from General Motors’ Subsidized Hit-and-Run in Chandler, Ariz.
In National Review's "Capital Matters," CEA President John Mozena used the announcement that EV automaker Lordstown Motors had filed for bankruptcy to tell the tale of an Ohio auto assembly plant that epitomizes the futility of politicians and bureaucrats trying to overcome business realities with taxpayer-funded subsidies. The recent announcement that the artisanal-EV-pickup-truck manufacturer had … Continue reading Column in National Review: Ohio’s Long-Running Corporate-Welfare Farce Takes Another Absurd Turn
CEA President John Mozena joined the Cato Daily Podcast to talk about one Louisiana city's decision to subsidize the one-stop-shop retailer Buc-ee's at the expense of taxpayers, existing local businesses and common sense. Listen to the podcast here, or on your favorite podcast app.
Statement by John C. Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability, on preexisting PGA Tour subsidies in St. John's County, Fla: Taxpayers in Florida will soon be subsidizing efforts to make a deadly regime more respectable on the global stage. Before that happens, elected officials in St. John's County, Fla. should unwind preexisting economic development … Continue reading CEA calls for St. Augustine, Fla. leaders to unwind PGA Tour subsidies after Saudi takeover announcement
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