Federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Recommendations
The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, created by President Obama and chaired by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, released recommendations for rebuilding in Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy, Stronger Communities, A Resilient Region. GJNY released three blog posts offering a critiques of the Task Force's recommendations on our "Clawback" blog:
Learn more about how New York City plans to allocate the first round of Community Development Block Grants in our "At a Glance: Federal Disaster Relief After Sandy" (available in Chinese). In July, 2013 the city proposed an amendment to this plan, but it has not been approved yet.
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.
Good Jobs New York's analysis and recommendations regarding federal state and local resources used in the post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding.
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
- Guide to Corporate Research by The Corporate Research Project
- Glossary of Terms by Good Jobs First