Database Details Dozens of Deals Online
Good Jobs New York
In a time when many suffer from information overload, there’s actually a scarcity of easily available information about the costly subsidy packages New York City and New York state hand out to keep corporations in the city. Good Jobs New York is working to remedy that situation, with a new database of the city’s most expensive “job retention” deals now available online at www.goodjobsny.org. The database, which is continually updated, currently lists 73 pending or completed deals announced since 1987, worth nearly $3 billion in public resources. Profiles of the packages highlight the need to overhaul the process of awarding subsidies.
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GJNY takes a close look at the proposed subsidy package--worth nearly $130 million--for Fresh Direct to relocate to the South Bronx. In early 2012, Fresh Direct started a bidding war between New York City and New Jersey officials when it threatened to leave its current home in Long Island City, Queens. Learn more about the subsidies, job promises and the efforts of residents to block the on-line grocery retailer's move to their waterfront.
As government aid begins to flow into areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Good Jobs New York will provide analysis and recommendations regarding these resources that promote a transparent and equitable allocation of funds that go to individuals and businesses that need it most.
Our database contains information on thousands of companies that received economic development subsidies in New York City.
Learn about major corporate giveaways to the financial industry, sports facilities and retail developments in New York City.
- The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation by Greg LeRoy, executive director of Good Jobs First
- Corporate Subsidies and You: Where Do New Yorkers Fit In?
- Guide to Corporate Research by The Corporate Research Project
- Glossary of Terms by Good Jobs First