CEA Statement on Tennessee Titans Stadium Subsidy

By John C. Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability October 17, 2022 “This is the worst decision in Nashville since someone thought it’d be a good idea to let pedal bars piloted by drunk bachelorettes take over Broadway on any given Saturday night.” “Metro Nashville voters were asked to approve the last stadium … Continue reading CEA Statement on Tennessee Titans Stadium Subsidy

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

Jaguars’ Stadium Proposals Ignore Economic Reality

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

CEA Statement on Renaming of Subsidy-Grubbing Washington Football Team

On February 2nd, the NFL's Washington Football Team announced that it would be renamed the "Commanders." The Center for Economic Accountability took the opportunity to release a statement reminding Washington, DC-area sports fans and taxpayers of the team's terrible track record -- and likely future -- with its publicly financed stadiums. When it Comes to … Continue reading CEA Statement on Renaming of Subsidy-Grubbing Washington Football Team

CEA Joins Coalition Opposing NDA Use in Economic Development Subsidy Deals, Applauds Proposed NDA Ban in Illinois

The Center for Economic Accountability is part of a trans-partisan coalition of organizations working toward elimination of the use of non-disclosure agreements in state and local economic development subsidy deals. We joined our coalition partners in applauding the introduction of a bill in the Illinois State Legislature that would accomplish that goal in the state: … Continue reading CEA Joins Coalition Opposing NDA Use in Economic Development Subsidy Deals, Applauds Proposed NDA Ban in Illinois