Greg LeRoy

Greg LeRoy is the Executive Director of Good Jobs First. Dubbed “the leading national watchdog of state and local economic development subsidies” and “God’s witness to corporate welfare,” Greg founded Good Jobs First in 1998 upon winning the Public Interest Pioneer Award.

Articles by this author

"Amazon tried to convert a public auction into an Old Economy back-room deal, but that only fueled more public outrage," LeRoy writes. Views
Sunday, November 25, 2018
End the Subsidy Wars: Amazon Took Advantage of a System That's Baked into America's Economy. We Must Finally Fix It.
Leave it to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. In his zeal to be disruptor-in-chief, he has pulled back the green curtain on America's corrupted economic development system. More publicly than ever, taxpayers have been shown how our nation's tax break-industrial complex works — and quite rightly, they want to...
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"It’s not too late, however. Amazon’s HQ2 project can go down in history as a monument to high-tech arrogance, or it can usher in a new era for economic development that is inclusive and accountable." (Photo: luxuryluke/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Cities Fail to Disclose Tax Incentives in Bids for Amazon’s HQ2
The Amazon HQ2 project would be the biggest in U.S. history as measured in projected jobs, yet little is known about the incentives cities have offered Amazon to lure its second headquarters. This lack of disclosure prevents public participation in the deal, including raising important questions...
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