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Subsidy Tracker State Totals

This page presents the total amounts of disclosed subsidies within each state, given to companies through state and/or local economic development subsidy programs. However, the quality and breadth of disclosure varies greatly by state (in the number of programs disclosed, the numbers of years covered, etc.). As well, a few states' disclosure portals capture local subsidies, but most do not. Some localities disclose online, but most do not yet. For all of these reasons, the gross state totals listed here in Subsidy Tracker are not comparable and cannot be used for ranking the states. For details on the quality of disclosure in each state, see this "report card" study.

Despite improvements to state and local subsidy transparency, such as GASB No. 77 tax abatement disclosure requirement, we still do not know the full cost of subsidies to states and localities. Academic research estimates the cost between $45 billion and $70 billion annually.

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State Disclosed Subsidy Value Number of Awardssort icon
New York $36,743,998,916 131,725
Washington $14,803,851,530 26,549
California $4,493,684,187 18,964
Michigan $15,993,074,259 18,280
Colorado $1,737,981,853 15,864
New Jersey $10,727,322,838 14,784
Pennsylvania $5,002,401,627 13,464
Oregon $7,277,644,284 13,002
North Carolina $5,635,416,269 12,576
Indiana $10,934,840,012 11,460
Tennessee $4,541,251,152 11,449
Maine $748,366,453 10,968
Oklahoma $3,988,666,537 10,268
Ohio $4,443,986,400 10,117
Louisiana $25,219,037,615 9,286
Illinois $5,857,247,624 8,264
Massachusetts $1,731,772,118 6,808
Kentucky $8,151,648,296 6,350
Texas $8,282,918,075 6,194
Maryland $2,286,720,194 5,000
Alabama $4,487,681,453 4,344
Virginia $2,150,565,003 4,284
Missouri $5,972,836,308 4,114
Florida $4,042,462,127 3,890
Connecticut $4,759,396,265 3,803
Arizona $560,303,856 3,446
Wisconsin $6,449,509,471 2,648
Iowa $3,486,473,689 2,576
Nebraska $742,633,218 1,767
Mississippi $4,293,981,358 1,532
Kansas $798,811,938 1,475
West Virginia $426,766,945 1,468
Utah $1,221,659,696 1,421
Hawaii $329,730 1,379
Arkansas $719,790,719 1,350
Minnesota $2,505,679,619 1,315
New Mexico $3,826,363,292 1,286
Rhode Island $527,643,318 1,272
Vermont $248,204,903 1,232
Nevada $2,036,580,805 1,125
South Carolina $2,575,096,849 1,015
Delaware $468,925,055 949
Montana $52,646,344 935
Georgia $1,935,897,711 930
South Dakota $4,989,257 844
New Hampshire $10,263,786 803
North Dakota $3,486,616 717
District of Columbia $428,058,512 552
Idaho $341,052,730 299
Alaska $745,156,132 194
Wyoming $1,226,569 22
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