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Featured Article, Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 29, 2017

How Big Businesses Get Big Subsidies – Episode 23 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/big-businesses-big-subsidies-episode-23-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

In the latest episode of Building Local Power, guest host Stacy Mitchell, ILSR’s co-director,  interviews Greg LeRoy, Executive Director of Good Jobs First. Good Jobs First promotes corporate and governmental accountability and smart economic development by shining a light on subsidies that local governments give to big corporations. The two discuss Good Jobs First’s research into… Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 2 Comments | Updated on Aug 5, 2004

Wal-Mart Captures More than $1 Billion in Subsidies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/walmart-captures-more-1-billion-subsidies/

A new study documents more than $1 billion in state and local development subsidies that have flowed to Wal-Mart, and that figure likely represents only the tip of the iceberg. "Shopping for Subsidies: How Wal-Mart Uses Taxpayer Money to Finance Its Never-Ending Growth," produced by Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization, identifies 244 Wal-Mart stores and distribution centers in 35 states that have received subsidies totaling just over $1 billion. Continue reading