Reconstruction Watch Publications 1-6
The reports and other publications developed by Reconstruction Watch:
- Provide useful information on the key players in the reconstruction process
- Analyze in plain English the subsidy proposals being advanced at the Federal, state, and city levels to foster economic development in New York City in the wake of September 11th. Do the proposed subsidies have quality job standards? Are there safeguards for taxpayers for companies that don't keep their agreements? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each proposed subsidy?
- Report on subsidies targeted to specific firms including the estimated dollar value of the deal, the company's job creation and retention performance, its compliance with environmental and labor standards, and previous subsidies received.
Publication #1, February 2002: Profiles of the Members of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation: Who Are These People And Where Did They Come From?
Publication # 2 -- Originally Released March 2002, Revised November 2002
How Do Lower Manhattan Residents and Workers Benefit? An Analysis of the "Partial Action Plan" for Individuals
Publication # 3 -- April 2002
An Analysis of the "Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002" Private Activity Bonds: An Opportunity for Public Input?
En Español: Un analisis del “Acto para la creación de trabajos y asistencia al trabajador del año 2002” Es esta una oportunidad para generar opinión publica?
Publication # 4 -- Originally released April 2002, Revised November 2002
Breaking it Down: Business Assistance Programs for Lower Manhattan, CDBG's Role in NYC's Economic Recovery
Publication # 5 -- November 2002
The Liberty Zone Work Opportunity Tax Credit: Will it Retain and Create Good Jobs in Lower Manhattan?
Publication # 6 -- November 2002
What is Accelerated Depreciation and What Does it Mean for Lower Manhattan and NYC?
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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.