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

The Guardian: Amazon faces new headache as Nashville deal enrages locals left and right

Economic development policy is an area where free-market advocates like ourselves often share a great deal of common cause with left-wing progressives. We may start with different principles and have a different view of the appropriate roles of businesses and government in a healthy society, but we can all agree that the way big business … Continue reading The Guardian: Amazon faces new headache as Nashville deal enrages locals left and right

Op-ed in The Tennessean: Nashville didn’t need to make a deal with Amazon

With some of the highest economic growth and lowest unemployment in the nation, Nashville's leaders should be focusing on how to manage the economic activity they have rather than throwing $100 million at Amazon to locate a new facility there. In the Tennessean, CEA President John Mozena raised the question of whose interests were truly … Continue reading Op-ed in The Tennessean: Nashville didn’t need to make a deal with Amazon