5 Things Local Officials Need to Know Before Welcoming an Amazon Warehouse
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Amazon is on a building spree, and many local officials are eager to bring one of its giant fulfillment centers to their own backyard. But a new factsheet from AIB shows how communities are losing more than they gain in these projects.

Small Business Groups React to Study Showing State Tax Incentives Overwhelmingly Favor Large Companies
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Advocates for Independent Business (AIB), a coalition of 15 national organizations representing small businesses, welcomed the release today of new data showing conclusively that state economic development incentives overwhelmingly favor big business. The study, Shortchanging Small Business, produced by the research group Good … Read More

AIB Statement on New Report, “In Search of a Level Playing Field”
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In a report released today by Good Jobs First, leaders of small business organizations from around the country overwhelmingly agree that despite pro-small business talk, states’ economic development incentives favor big businesses at the expense of small firms looking to grow.

AIB Hails New Requirement for Subsidy Transparency
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Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) today hailed a newly issued accounting rule that will require local and state governments to annually disclose the amount of tax breaks they give to corporations in the name of economic development. The rule change … Read More

How Washington Punishes Small Business
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by Stacy Mitchell and Fred Clements This article was first published as an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Small business looms large in American political rhetoric. From the campaign trail to the floor of the U.S. House and Senate, … Read More