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Reforms Needed to Ensure Accountability in Economic Development Subsidies

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Economic development subsidies should create jobs, increase wages, and promote positive economic growth, but these goals do not consistently prevail. This post is the fourth in a four-part series on the costs of business subsidy programs by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI). Subsidies to private companies in Illinois have heavily favored a handful of companies, largely supported high-income and...

IS AMERICA FALLING SHORT ON SKILLS?

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

By Eric Dean and Bill Brown As President Trump prepares to ramp up his push for an infrastructure package, many contractors and plant owners continue to report concerns over the skilled labor shortage. There seems to be an article every day in every major newspaper and construction industry publication about the so called “skilled labor shortage.” Is there such a...