Op-ed in The Hill: Frustrated by a corporate handout ‘Groundhog Day’? Blame the American Rescue Plan.

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.

CEA President Testimony to Michigan House Commerce & Tourism Committee on Proposed Subsidy Legislation

Testimony of John C. Mozena, President, Center for Economic Accountability Before the Michigan House of Representatives Commerce and Tourism Committee Regarding HBs 5425 & 5426 January 25, 2022 Madam Chair, honorable members of this committee, thank you. My name is John Mozena and I am the president of The Center for Economic Accountability. The CEA … Continue reading CEA President Testimony to Michigan House Commerce & Tourism Committee on Proposed Subsidy Legislation

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

North Carolina’s Massive Apple Subsidy Recognized as “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year” for 2021 by the Center for Economic Accountability

December 29, 2021 – North Carolina’s 39-year, $846+ million subsidy to Apple for a new corporate campus in the Research Triangle Park has been selected as the “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year” for 2021 by the Center for Economic Accountability. This award recognizes a state or municipal government subsidy of a private company … Continue reading North Carolina’s Massive Apple Subsidy Recognized as “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year” for 2021 by the Center for Economic Accountability

CEA Comments on Proposed Changes to Subsidy Transparency in Texas

Earlier this year, a bipartisan coalition of Texas lawmakers declined to renew the state's controversial Chapter 313 subsidy program, which was costing the state billions of dollars in property taxes that would have otherwise gone to local school districts. Recently, the Texas Comptroller published proposed changes to the way his office would collect information about … Continue reading CEA Comments on Proposed Changes to Subsidy Transparency in Texas