Public Documents from the Empire State Development Corporation
The following are reports created by the New York State Empire State Development Corporation to document the performance of economic development subsidies tied to job creation and retention. Some years' reports provide greater detail on the state's efforts to recapture funds from individual companies, which we've noted. Note: the years are measured by annual calendar year.
Annual Report on Jobs Created and Retained 2005 - includes attachments that detail projects in default, applied penalties for 2005, and recapture efforts for 2004.
Annual Report on Jobs Created and Retained 2006 - a separate file (see attachment) includes a complete list of projects in default in 2006, penalties applied in 2006, and the results of recapture efforts applied in 2005.
Annual Report on Jobs Created and Retained 2007 - includes World Trade Center Job Creation and Retention Program 2008 Annual Report of Employment
Annual Report on Jobs Created and Retained 2009
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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