Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
paper and packaging
Subsidy Total: 
$2,192,392,237
Number of Awards: 
2,470
Time Period: 

Earliest year of data: 1992. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this industry are for the period since 2011.

Notes: 

The dollar total above adjusts for the fact that there is an overlap between the amounts in one or more Megadeal entries and those of one or more of the other entries. The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.


Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
International Paper$400,253,329393
Stora Enso$277,344,9775
WestRock$271,265,703278
Cascades Inc.$171,511,954115
Domtar$163,680,75874
Packaging Corporation of America$137,982,372137
Ball Corp.$115,525,765190
Berry Global$91,054,30992
Graphic Packaging$84,191,935116
Verso Corporation$82,316,73428


Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
DOMTAR PAPER COMPANY, LLC Domtar United States federal 2012 $3,825,902 federal grant
VERSO PAPER LLC Verso Corporation Maine state 2013 $3,833,961 property tax abatement
Solvay Paperboard, LLC WestRock New York state 2005 $3,905,172 enterprise zone
Solvay Paperboard, LLC WestRock New York state 2004 $3,933,251 enterprise zone
NewPage Corporation Verso Corporation Ohio state 2008 $3,943,485 tax credit/rebate
Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging, Inc. ( f/k/a Pharma Center Shelbyville Inc.) Amcor Kentucky state 2002 $4,000,000 tax credit/rebate
VERSO PAPER LLC Verso Corporation Maine state 2012 $4,062,513 property tax abatement
BALL AEROSPACE & TECHNOLOGIES CORP. Ball Corp. United States federal 2017 $4,256,120 federal grant
Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corporation Silgan Iowa state 2015 $4,300,000 grant/loan hybrid program
VERSO PAPER LLC Verso Corporation Maine state 2011 $4,302,379 property tax abatement
Sealed Air Sealed Air North Carolina local 2014 $4,446,400 grant
BALL AEROSPACE & TECHNOLOGIES CORP. Ball Corp. United States federal 2017 $4,544,927 federal grant
Dart Container Corporation of Kentucky Dart Container Kentucky state 2009 $4,700,000 tax credit/rebate
Letica Corporation Letica Kentucky state 2001 $4,701,092 tax credit/rebate
Solvay Paperboard, LLC WestRock New York state 2003 $4,784,709 enterprise zone
VERSO PAPER LLC Verso Corporation Maine state 2010 $4,825,455 property tax abatement
Graphic Packaging International Inc. Graphic Packaging Louisiana local 2017 $4,897,871 property tax abatement
International Paper Company International Paper Louisiana state 2014 $4,981,985 enterprise zone
Silgan Plastics Corporation Silgan West Virginia state 2013 $5,000,000 grant
Boise Packaging & Newsprint, LLC Packaging Corporation of America Louisiana state 2015 $5,242,494 property tax abatement
Graphic Packaging International Inc. Graphic Packaging Louisiana state 2016 $5,464,288 property tax abatement
VERSO PAPER LLC Verso Corporation Maine state 2009 $5,533,062 property tax abatement
VIRDIA, INC. Stora Enso United States federal 2017 $5,726,186 federal grant
ORCHIDS PAPER PRODUCTS COMPANY Orchids Paper Products Oklahoma state 2012 $5,799,714 tax credit/rebate
Solvay Paperboard (Mr. Steven Hill) WestRock New York local 2006 $5,901,128 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
BALL AEROSPACE & TECHNOLOGIES CORP. Ball Corp. United States federal 2018 $5,937,182 federal grant
ORCHIDS PAPER PRODUCTS COMPANY Orchids Paper Products Oklahoma state 2014 $6,313,932 tax credit/rebate
ORCHIDS PAPER PRODUCTS COMPANY Orchids Paper Products Oklahoma state 2013 $6,349,883 tax credit/rebate
ORCHIDS PAPER PRODUCTS COMPANY Orchids Paper Products Oklahoma state 2015 $6,366,029 tax credit/rebate
Mead Westvaco Corporation WestRock North Carolina state 2006 $6,910,000 grant
Domtar Paper Company LLC Domtar North Carolina state 2012 $7,000,000 grant
International Paper Company International Paper North Carolina state 2008 $7,692,380 tax credit/rebate
Temple Inland Inc. International Paper Louisiana local 2014 $8,245,472 property tax abatement
Temple Inland Inc. International Paper Louisiana state 2013 $8,452,552 property tax abatement
Solvay Paperboard, LLC WestRock New York state 2002 $8,557,000 enterprise zone
VERSO PAPER CORP. Verso Corporation United States federal 2010 $9,356,177 federal grant
Berry Plastics Corporation (fka Covalence Specialty Adhesives) Berry Global Kentucky state 2009 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Berry Plastics Corporation Berry Global Kentucky state 2012 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Berry Plastics IK, LLC Berry Global Kentucky state 2017 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
International Paper Company International Paper North Carolina state 2008 $10,096,158 tax credit/rebate
Berry Plastics Corporation Berry Global Indiana state 2013 $11,794,000 tax credit/rebate
Kapstone Corporation WestRock North Carolina state 2009 $13,408,235 tax credit/rebate
Rexam Closures Kentucky Inc. Berry Global Kentucky state 2002 $13,600,000 tax credit/rebate
Verso Bucksport LLC Verso Corporation United States federal 2013 $13,653,021 federal grant
Verso Quinnesec LLC Verso Corporation United States federal 2012 $14,675,562 federal grant
Boise Packaging & Newsprint, LLC Packaging Corporation of America Louisiana state 2015 $16,463,820 property tax abatement
Simpson Tacoma Kraft Company, LLC WestRock United States federal 2012 $18,030,340 federal grant
Cascades Holding US Inc. Cascades Inc. New Jersey state 2016 $18,200,000 tax credit/rebate
Pratt Paper (GA), LLC Pratt Industries United States federal 2011 $18,530,971 federal grant
Nippon Paper Industries USA Co., Ltd. Nippon Paper United States federal 2014 $19,452,855 federal grant
Berry Plastics Corporation Berry Global Indiana state 2013 $19,920,015 tax credit/rebate
BALL AEROSPACE & TECHNOLOGIES CORP. Ball Corp. United States federal 2016 $20,891,885 federal grant
Solo Cup Company Dart Container Illinois Local 1999 $22,090,000 tax increment financing
WestRock CP LLC WestRock Louisiana local 2017 $24,637,500 property tax abatement
International Paper International Paper Tennessee local 2013 $24,847,769 property tax abatement
International Paper Company International Paper Louisiana state 2009 $25,068,967 property tax abatement
Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Graphic Packaging United States federal 2014 $26,945,328 federal grant
International Paper International Paper Tennessee local 2013 $32,012,114 property tax abatement
STORA ENSO NORTH AMERICA CORP Stora Enso United States federal 2010 $38,309,209 federal grant
MeadWestvaco Virginia Corporation WestRock United States federal 2014 $38,881,758 federal grant
Solvay Paperboard, LLC WestRock New York state 2008 $40,573,654 enterprise zone
Sealed Air Corporation Sealed Air North Carolina state 2014 $48,956,000 grant
Packaging Corporation of America Packaging Corporation of America United States federal 2012 $57,398,240 federal grant
Blue Water Fiber Blue Water Fiber Michigan state 1994 $81,000,000 MEGADEAL
Domtar Paper Company LLC Domtar Kentucky state 1998 $100,000,000 tax credit/rebate
International Paper Company International Paper Kentucky state 1995 $103,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Willamette Industries (facility now owned by Domtar Paper) Domtar Kentucky state 1998 $132,300,000 MEGADEAL
Norampac Industries (owned by Cascades Inc.) Cascades Inc. New York multiple 2011 $141,500,000 MEGADEAL
Shandong Sun Paper Industry Shandong Sun Paper Arkansas multiple 2016 $167,500,000 MEGADEAL
Virdia (formerly HCL Cleantech) Stora Enso Mississippi state 2012 $230,000,000 MEGADEAL
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