Cato Daily Podcast: The Broad Coalitions That Stop Corporate Welfare

On Friday's Cato Daily Podcast, CEA President John Mozena discussed how coalitions are coming together from across the ideological spectrum to take on state-level economic development subsidy programs...and win. Mozena pointed out that potential allies for corporate welfare reform aren't always ideological allies. Sometimes, opposition to these programs can come from self-interested "pocketbook" constituencies, such … Continue reading Cato Daily Podcast: The Broad Coalitions That Stop Corporate Welfare

Des Moines Register column: Time should be up for Iowa’s slate of terrible tax credits

By mid-July, the corn in Iowa was getting hip-high. So, unfortunately, was the state's flood of corporate tax credits. In a column that originally ran in the Des Moines Journal and has since been reprinted in newspapers across the state, CEA President John C. Mozena and TEF-Iowa Policy Director John Hendrickson helped Iowans understand what … Continue reading Des Moines Register column: Time should be up for Iowa’s slate of terrible tax credits

Article in City Journal: Back to Basics for NYC

New York City's economic development model was already out of date even before the pandemic accelerated the broad move away from the workforce model of big offices in big buildings filled with lots of well-paid people working at expensive desks. That hadn't been keeping the city's leaders from doubling down on expensive subsidies, though, writes … Continue reading Article in City Journal: Back to Basics for NYC

Play Along with the CEA’s “Brutally Honest” Economic Development Bingo this Economic Development Week

Happy Economic Development Week! The CEA's joining the festivities by celebrating the whole story about economic development agencies' impact on our communities -- whether they like it or not. Join us in playing along with what we're calling the "Brutally Honest Version" of Economic Development Bingo. Follow along on our Twitter account, and learn more … Continue reading Play Along with the CEA’s “Brutally Honest” Economic Development Bingo this Economic Development Week

Column at RealClear Policy: Federal COVID Relief Imposes Truce in States’ Corporate Welfare Wars

In RealClear Policy, CEA President John C. Mozena and Mercatus Center Research Fellow Michael D. Farren explain how federal COVID relief for state budgets may end up creating a critical opportunity for economic development policy reform. A decade ago, then-Vice President Biden was caught on a live microphone describing the Affordable Care Act’s passage as … Continue reading Column at RealClear Policy: Federal COVID Relief Imposes Truce in States’ Corporate Welfare Wars