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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 Valuesort icon Number of Awards
New York $40,842,856,249 135,631
Louisiana $25,665,219,015 9,522
Washington $16,411,807,831 29,349
Michigan $16,398,074,259 18,281
Indiana $13,643,025,252 12,591
New Jersey $10,727,322,838 14,784
Texas $8,436,779,794 6,290
Kentucky $8,417,913,573 6,990
Illinois $8,090,340,430 9,812
Oregon $7,362,732,423 13,393
Wisconsin $6,892,891,512 3,047
North Carolina $6,873,240,669 15,545
Missouri $6,000,187,870 4,159
Connecticut $5,323,247,449 3,973
Pennsylvania $5,320,972,625 13,586
California $5,195,980,987 20,412
Ohio $4,692,143,659 10,796
Tennessee $4,555,562,278 13,211
Alabama $4,487,681,453 4,344
Mississippi $4,293,981,358 1,532
Florida $4,129,749,508 4,156
Oklahoma $3,988,666,537 10,268
New Mexico $3,972,983,130 1,683
Iowa $3,681,537,920 2,705
South Carolina $2,997,156,514 1,023
Minnesota $2,505,679,619 1,315
Maryland $2,418,437,588 5,851
Georgia $2,290,897,711 931
Virginia $2,167,333,348 4,461
Nevada $2,134,001,587 1,321
Massachusetts $1,983,240,520 7,637
Colorado $1,885,206,006 21,922
Utah $1,527,831,441 1,502
Arkansas $1,200,938,432 1,738
Nebraska $1,028,908,411 1,828
Kansas $800,836,938 2,469
Maine $794,512,467 12,586
Alaska $745,156,132 194
Arizona $681,368,443 3,605
Rhode Island $527,643,318 1,272
District of Columbia $485,885,259 626
Delaware $468,925,055 949
West Virginia $428,454,410 1,968
Idaho $342,609,813 304
Vermont $263,457,341 1,355
Montana $57,111,872 1,046
New Hampshire $10,263,786 803
South Dakota $5,277,257 912
North Dakota $3,486,616 776
Wyoming $1,226,569 22
Hawaii $329,730 2,076
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