From Giveaways to Investments Report

From Giveaways to Investments

Place-based economic development policies must prioritize communities over corporations.

Caius Z. Willingham

Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut Is Not Trickling Down Article
Window cleaners are seen at a high-rise building in New York City, August 2019. (Getty/Johannes Eisele)

Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut Is Not Trickling Down

Business investment is slowing, despite lofty promises, and worker bonuses were a mirage.

Galen Hendricks, Seth Hanlon, Michael Madowitz

The Modern Company Town Report
 (Steam rises from a meatpacking facility in Cactus, Texas, February 2018.)

The Modern Company Town

Workers in highly concentrated labor markets need stronger antitrust enforcement and labor protections.

Caius Z. Willingham, Olugbenga Ajilore

The Trump Administration’s Trade Agenda Fact Sheet
 (A farmer drives a harvester while harvesting soybeans on October 19, 2018, in Owings, Maryland.)

The Trump Administration’s Trade Agenda

Working families are bearing the brunt of the damage of the Trump administration’s trade agenda.

Daniella Zessoules

China Tariff Costs by Congressional District Interactive
Container trucks arrive at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, August, 2019. (Getty/Frederic J. Brown)

China Tariff Costs by Congressional District

As is the case with the rest of its economic policies, the administration has put business interests over working people in its trade policy.

Daniella Zessoules

Planning for the Future in an Uncertain Economy Podcast
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Planning for the Future in an Uncertain Economy

This week, Ed sits down with CAP Senior Economist Gbenga Ajilore to discuss warning signs in the economy, what they might mean, as well as some of the contributing factors.

Ed Chung, Chris Ford

Trade and Race Report
 (United Auto Workers members hold a prayer vigil at the General Motors plant in Warren, Michigan, where almost 300 workers will be laid off, February 2019.)

Trade and Race

Lawmakers should center black communities when considering the fall of manufacturing and the role of trade policy in mitigating negative employment effects.

Daniella Zessoules

Redefining Rural America Report
SUNNY SOUTH, AL-NOV 01: Just Northwest of Sunny South is Sweet Water, Alabama. Locals can be counted on to attend the Friday night football games. Though the area is poor, it's hoped that the opening of factories such as Golden Dragon can help boost the local economy. Alabama state and local officials lobbied to convince the Chinese-owned Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group (they make copper tubing for air conditioners) to move to Wilcox County Alabama, where jobs were desperately needed. The plant, near the town of Sunny South now employs about 200 workers with some mixed results. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Redefining Rural America

The United States must build an inclusive narrative of rural communities.

Olugbenga Ajilore, Caius Z. Willingham

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