Subsidy Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Industry: 
diversified
Subsidy SummarySubsidy ValueNumber of Subsidies
State/Local$1,274,296,236559
Federal (grants and allocated tax credits)$183,346,28016
TOTAL$1,457,642,516575
Loan / Bailout SummaryTotal Face ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local loans, bond financing and venture capital$00
Federal loans, loan guarantees and bailout assistance (not including repayments)$14,141,35810
TOTAL$14,141,35810
Time Period for State and Local Awards: 

Earliest year of data: 1992. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this parent company are for the period since 2010.

Time Period for Federal Awards: 

FY2000 to the present

Notes: 

The dollar total above adjusts for the fact that there is an overlap between the amount in the Megadeal entry and that of one or more of the other entries. Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is available.

Associated Names: 

21st Mortgage Corporation; ACCRA MFG; ACME BRICK; ALLOYWORKS; APPLIED UNDERWRITERS; BENJAMIN MOORE; BNSF; CALEDONIAN ALLOYS; CAMPBELL HAUSFELD / SCOTT FETZER; CANNON MUSKEGON; CENTRAL STATES OF OMAHA COS; CERRO FLOW PROD; CMH MFG; COMPASS AEROSPACE NORTHWEST INC; COMPLEMENTARY COATINGS; CPI ENGINEERING SVC; CTB; DALE MCLOUTH PCC STRUCTURALS; DESIGNED METAL CONNECTIONS INC; ECOWATER; EMPIRE DISTRIBUTORS OF NORTH CAROLINA; ENVIRONMENT ONE; EXACTA AEROSPACE; FLIGHTSAFETY INTL; FOREST RIVER; FTI MAN [...]

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For a summary of this company's regulatory violations see its Violation Tracker summary page here.

To see how this company's federal lobbying expenses and campaign contributions compare to its federal subsidies and contracts, check out the Sunlight Foundation's Fixed Fortunes report.


Top 5 States for state/local awardsTotal Subsidy $Number of Subsidies
Texas$802,720,00031
New York$176,494,70180
Ohio$76,184,40329
Louisiana$69,147,92910
Oregon$42,209,74632
All other$107,539,457377

Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Nebraska Furniture Mart (owned by Berkshire Hathaway) Texas local 2011 $802,000,000 MEGADEAL
NV ENERGY, INC. United States federal 2010 $137,877,906 federal grant
GEICO New York multiple 2003 $102,400,000 MEGADEAL
NetJets and FlightSafety International Ohio multiple 2008 $67,600,000 MEGADEAL
Union Tank Car (now owned by Berkshire Hathaway) Louisiana multiple 2004 $65,200,000 MEGADEAL
General Re Corporation Connecticut state 2010 $19,500,000 tax credit/rebate
Power County Wind Park South LLC United States federal 2012 $15,057,099 federal grant
GEICO General Insurance Co. New York state 2007 $14,500,574 enterprise zone
Power County Wind Park North LLC United States federal 2012 $14,140,490 federal grant
GEICO General Insurance Co. New York state 2006 $13,106,556 enterprise zone
NetJets Inc. Ohio state 2008 $11,709,508 tax credit/rebate
Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) Indiana state 2013 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
JD Wind Strand 1: Four Corners/Oregon Trail Oregon state 2012 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
JD Wind Strand 4: Pacific Canyon/Sand Ranch Oregon state 2012 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
JD Wind Strand 3: 4 Mile Canyon/Wagon Trail/BigTop Oregon state 2012 $9,500,000 tax credit/rebate
JD Wind Strand 2: Butter Creek Power/Ward Butte Oregon state 2012 $9,386,294 tax credit/rebate
General Re Corporation Connecticut state 2010 $9,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Webb Wheel Products, Inc. Indiana state 2006 $7,072,724 tax credit/rebate
GEICO Indemnity Co. New York state 2006 $6,324,949 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2007 $5,770,241 enterprise zone
Pacific Canyon Windfarm, LLC United States federal 2010 $5,338,964 federal grant
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. ( f/k/a Noveon, Inc.) Kentucky state 2004 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2007 $4,602,680 enterprise zone
Forest River, Inc. Indiana state 2006 $4,300,000 tax credit/rebate
McLane Company, Inc. Ohio state 2014 $3,576,403 tax credit/rebate
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY United States federal 2006 $3,435,000 federal grant
Government Employees Insurance Co. New York state 2006 $3,256,754 enterprise zone
Saranac Power Partners - North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2006 $3,086,266 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
MidAmerican Holdings Co. (North Country Gas Pipeline - Saranac Power Partners) New York local 2005 $3,052,987 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
CMH Hodgenville, Inc. Kentucky state 2001 $3,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2010 $3,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2012 $3,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2007 $2,892,573 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
MidAmerican Holdings Co. (North Country Gas Pipeline - Saranac Power Partners) New York local 2004 $2,884,448 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY Indiana local 2007 $2,674,770 property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2008 $2,649,419 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2009 $2,621,904 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners - Mid American Holdings Co. New York local 2003 $2,383,252 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
NETJETS INC Ohio state 2008 $2,000,000 grant
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2008 $1,879,827 property tax abatement
Forest River, Inc. Indiana state 2014 $1,850,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2010 $1,750,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2011 $1,750,000 tax credit/rebate
Union Tank Car Company United States federal 2009 $1,729,788 federal grant
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION United States federal 2004 $1,691,500 federal grant
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS United States federal 2000 $1,607,000 federal grant
Meadowbrook Meat Company Kentucky state 2004 $1,511,585 tax credit/rebate
Forest River, Inc. Indiana state 2006 $1,417,500 tax credit/rebate
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2009 $1,382,180 property tax abatement
GEICO Florida state 1998 $1,363,688 grant
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2010 $1,038,040 property tax abatement
NV ENERGY, INC. United States federal 2010 $1,000,000 federal grant
MCLANE MIDWEST, INC. Missouri state 2012 $999,983 tax credit/rebate
BNSF Railway Company Colorado state $985,116 tax credit/rebate
Webb Wheel Products, Inc. Indiana state 2005 $900,000 tax credit/rebate
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION United States federal 2003 $802,500 federal grant
McLane Foodservice, Inc. Kentucky state 2012 $800,000 tax credit/rebate
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Georgia state 2014 $775,000 grant
UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Louisiana state 2012 $758,962 Property tax abatement
UTLX Manufacturing, Inc. Louisiana state 2009 $753,279 Property tax abatement
GEICO Virginia local 1998 $750,000 grant
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2013 $740,000 tax credit/rebate
The Medical Protective Company Indiana state 2007 $725,000 tax credit/rebate
FlightSafety International Texas state 2008 $720,000 grant
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Ohio state 2014 $709,063 tax credit/rebate
Government Employees Insurance Company New Jersey state 2005 $706,050 grant
McLane New Jersey, Inc./McLane Company, Inc. New Jersey state 2002 $704,640 grant
GEICO Arizona state 2003 $701,146 training reimbursement
The Medical Protective Company Indiana state 2015 $700,000 tax credit/rebate
UTLX Manufacturing, Inc. Louisiana state 2010 $666,281 Property tax abatement
Union Tank Car Company Ohio state 2015 $607,000 tax credit/rebate
PacifiCorp Oregon state 2010 $601,253 tax credit/rebate
McLane Foodservice, Inc. Kentucky state 2012 $600,000 tax credit/rebate
CTB, Inc. Indiana state 2015 $600,000 tax credit/rebate
McLane Foodservice, Inc. Kentucky State 2014 $600,000 tax credit/rebate
PacifiCorp Oregon state 2010 $563,283 tax credit/rebate
Huntington Alloys Corporation Indiana state 2012 $550,000 tax credit/rebate
UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Louisiana local 2014 $531,326 Property tax abatement
Johns Manville Ohio state 2009 $522,294 tax credit/rebate
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2011 $516,700 property tax abatement
McLane Foodservice, Inc. Wisconsin state 2013 $500,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2013 $480,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2015 $480,000 tax credit/rebate
JOHNS MANVILLE CORP California state 2015 $464,307 training reimbursement
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2007 $459,491 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY Indiana local 2006 $443,140 property tax abatement
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2008 $428,348 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
GEICO Arizona state 2007 $416,128 training reimbursement
UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Louisiana state 2015 $409,550 property tax abatement
Environment One Corp. New York state 2006 $400,621 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) Indiana state 2013 $400,000 training reimbursement
Richline Group, Inc. Massachusetts state 2013 $400,000 tax credit/rebate
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2011 $395,483 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
McLane Northeast New York local 2006 $388,128 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2014 $387,659 tax credit/rebate
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2013 $377,074 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2009 $365,772 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2012 $365,702 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Environment One Corp. New York state 2007 $360,510 enterprise zone
PRIMUS INTERNATIONAL INC Washington state 2015 $348,868 tax credit/rebate
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee state 2013 $337,536 grant
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