Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: The Case Against Corporate Tax Boondoggles
Press Advisory

Washington, D.C. — Each year, U.S. states and cities spend tens of billions of dollars on corporate tax breaks in a quest to secure new jobs and economic development. This includes deals for sports stadiums, big-box stores, and the Trump International Hotel at the historic Old Post Office in Washington, D.C.

How can cities and states ensure economic development works for all their residents—not just big corporations and the rich?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on who all that money really helps and how cities and states can ensure that their economic development is fair and inclusive.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

Not in Washington, D.C.? Bookmark this link to watch the live webcast.


Featured guests:
Olugbenga Ajilore, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress
Vanessa Williamson, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Pat Garofalo, Managing Editor, TalkPoverty; author of The Billionaire Boondoggle: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs

Robert Schlesinger, President, Schlesinger Communications; former Managing Editor for Opinion, U.S. News & World Report


Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. ET

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Julia Cusick at [email protected] or 202-495-3682.