Founded in 1998, Good Jobs First is a non-profit center that promotes accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families by providing cutting-edge research, training, technical assistance and consulting services nationwide. Based in Washington, DC, Good Jobs First has project offices in New York and Chicago.
Much of the content on this website was assembled in the course of preparing our 2004 report Shopping for Subsidies: How Wal-Mart Uses Taxpayer Money to Finance Its Never-Ending Growth. That report was funded in part by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.
In early 2007 we collected information on new subsidy deals that had been announced since the publication of our report. We combined the old and new subsidy information with data that has been disclosed by about two dozen states on the employers with the largest number of workers participating in taxpayer-funded healthcare programs such as Medicaid. Good Jobs First has been tracking those disclosures since 2005 and posts a summary on our website.
This site is in no way connected with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or any affiliate of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Good Jobs First
1616 P Street NW Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036
Executive Director: Greg LeRoy
Research Director: Philip Mattera
Good Jobs First expresses its appreciation to the staff of Wake-Up Wal-Mart (especially Matt Young) for assistance in the design and construction of this website.