Development Subsidies in New York City: A Research Manual for Activists

Good Jobs New York

September 2001

This Research Manual is a nuts and bolts resource for community organizers, workplace activists and concerned citizens – anyone interested in how public money has been used by the City of New York in the name of economic development.

This Research Manual is a companion to the research guide published by Good Jobs First, No More Secret Candy Store: A Grassroots Guide to Investigating Development Subsidies. We strongly encourage anyone engaged in subsidy research to also use the GJF guide, available at The GJF guide provides an introduction to investigating job subsidies – good research basics such as what to look for and how to get it. You can use this Research Manual on its own, but to get the most mileage out of it, we recommend using it in tandem with No More Secret Candy Store.

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