Subsidy Tracker Reaches Six-Figure Milestone

August 31, 2011

Subsidy Tracker

, our database of company-specific info on state corporate tax breaks and other forms of financial assistance given to business in the name of economic development, has reached a milestone: its inventory of subsidy awards now surpasses 100,000.

This represents a 25 percent jump over the past six weeks. A big part of the increase was due to the help of ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (formerly New York Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda), which shared with us five years of unpublished data on NY’s Industrial Development Agencies program they had obtained from state officials.

In recent weeks we have also added thousands of new entries from published data sources that we continue to hunt down and capture for use in Tracker. During August we added 15 new programs from six states (see the list below). One of those states is Georgia, which makes its first appearance in the database. This brings the total number of states represented to 40, and the total number of programs to 231.

We’ve also been tinkering with the search engine to make it more useful. Users now have several options when entering a company name to search, and it is now possible to restrict the results to subsidies of a certain size (use plain digits without dollar sign or comma when entering an amount). We are also working with our web consultants at Rad Campaign to create dropdown menus with state-specific lists for fields such as City, County and Subsidy Program.

New programs added


Urban Jobs Tax Credit


Economic Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Fund

Entrepreneur and Small Business Development Loan Guarantee Program


MEDAAF-1 Significant Strategic Economic Development Opportunities

MEDAAF-2 Local Economic Development Opportunities


Film and Digital Media Tax Credit


Big Sky Development Trust Fund


Aerospace FAR Parts 145 Repair Station Preferential Tax Rate

Aerospace Manufacturer Preferential Tax Rate

Aerospace Non-Manufacturing Preferential Tax Rate

Aluminum Smelter Tax Incentives

Electrolytic Processing Industry Tax Incentive

Newspaper Industry Incentive

Semiconductor Cluster Incentives

Solar Energy Systems Manufacturers Preferential Tax Rate

Additional years added


Employment Training Panel


Job Creation Tax Credit

Manufacturing Assistance Act

Urban Action Grant

Urban and Industrial Site Reinvestment Tax Credit


Research Activities Credit


Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR)

Governor's Training Initiative


Sunny Day Fund


various tax credits


Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant Program

New Jersey

Business Employment Incentive Program (BEIP)

New York

Brownfield Cleanup Program Tax Credit

Industrial Development Agencies


Quality Jobs