Economic Opportunity

ICYMI: Taxpayer-Funded Business Incentives More Glitter than Gold

March 15, 2017

Dana Wade, senior research fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, writes in the Sun Sentinel about how taxpayer-funded business incentives rarely create the economic growth they promise:

State programs that provide taxpayer-funded incentives to businesses consistently underperform. Despite this, the state of Florida continues to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on these sorts of handouts through programs like Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. This year could be different, however, as many Floridians have caught on that such endeavors put the interests of the well-connected few over their own.

Read the full op-ed at Sun Sentinel