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Learn about how subsidies are allocated in New York City, get definitions of economic jargon and more.

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.

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IDA Board Meeting Public Documents

The following are public documents of IDA Board meeting minutes and board books--copies of the financial analyses, company profiles and other meeting materials provided to all members of the IDA Board of Directors at its monthly meeting. GJNY obtains these materials each month by Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request.

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What they are saying about corporate giveaways...

HIP Health Care chief comments  on $10 million in Federal 9/11 resources received in exchange for moving 2,000 employees to Lower Manhattan:

While it was nice to receive the grants, that was not a factor in our decision. -- Anthony Watson, HIP Chief Executive, WNYC radio, October 12, 2004.

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Glossary of Economic Development Terms

Note: *Most of the definitions listed here come from the Glossary of the Good Jobs First Research Manual, a great resource for in-depth exploration of subsidies all over the US.

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Who Controls NYC’s Economic Development Funds?

City-level agencies: NYC Economic Development Corporation &  NYC Industrial Development Agency (IDA)  State-level agencies: Empire State Development Corporation & Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

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