Subsidy Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Subsidy SummarySubsidy ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local$1,525,775,814546
Federal (grants and allocated tax credits)$190,410,94018
TOTAL$1,716,186,754564
Loan / Bailout SummaryTotal Face ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local loans, bond financing and venture capital$21,000,0001
Federal loans, loan guarantees and bailout assistance (not including repayments)$24,903,36312
TOTAL$45,903,36313
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 2011.

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 disclosed.

Associated Names: 

21st Mortgage Corporation; ACCRA MFG; ACME BRICK; ALLOYWORKS; APPLIED UNDERWRITERS; BENJAMIN MOORE; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY; BNSF; BUFFALO NEWS; BUFFALO NEWS A DIVISION OF OBH; 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; DURACELL; ECOWATER; EMPIRE DISTRIBUTORS OF NORTH CAROLINA; [...]

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

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.


Top 5 States for state/local awardsTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
Texas$802,720,0002
New York$392,407,745169
Ohio$76,184,40319
Louisiana$72,734,03813
Indiana$48,760,54636
All other$132,969,082307

Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Locationsort icon Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2008 $7,144 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2009 $5,145 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2010 $4,136 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2002 $32,265 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2003 $25,600 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2004 $8,000 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2005 $8,000 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2011 $3,800 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2009 $19,719 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2001 $177,000 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2001 $227,000 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2002 $20,000 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2003 $16,200 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2011 $64,142 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2012 $39,279 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2013 $21,498 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2014 $44,991 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2015 $334,114 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2004 $2,000,000 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2005 $3,100 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2008 $6,152 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2009 $421,301 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2010 $954,670 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2011 $19,440 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, Inc. New York state 2002 $69,644 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, Inc. New York state 2012 $209,248 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, Inc. New York state 2013 $34,908 enterprise zone
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2016 $373,281 tax credit/rebate
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2016 $266,558 tax credit/rebate
GEICO New York local 2016 $248,155 tax credit/rebate
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2017 $386,048 tax credit/rebate
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2017 $238,338 tax credit/rebate
GEICO New York local 2017 $226,719 tax credit/rebate
Special Metals Corporation New York local 2017 $81,195 tax credit/rebate
Environment One New York local 2018 $1,463 grant
BENJAMIN MOORE & COMPANY New Jersey state undisclosed tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
BENJAMIN MOORE & COMPANY New Jersey state undisclosed tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
GRAVER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC New Jersey state undisclosed tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
McLane New Jersey, Inc./McLane Company, Inc. New Jersey state 2002 $704,640 grant
Government Employees Insurance Company New Jersey state 2005 $706,050 grant
McLane Eastern, Inc. New Hampshire state 2008 $8,580 training reimbursement
McLane Eastern, Inc. New Hampshire state 2008 $8,040 training reimbursement
Johns Manville Nevada state 2003 $11,200 tax credit/rebate
Johns Manville Nevada state 2003 $85,459 tax credit/rebate
Johns Manville Nevada state 2003 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company Nebraska state 1992 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation Nebraska state 1996 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Central States of Omaha Companies Nebraska state 1997 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Precision Castparts Corp. Nebraska state 1998 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Omaha World Herald Company Nebraska state 1999 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Applied Underwriters, Inc. Nebraska state 2003 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc. Nebraska state 2003 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation Nebraska state 2004 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company Nebraska state 2005 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
BNSF Railway Nebraska state 2008 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Applied Underwriters, Inc. Nebraska state 2010 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Oriental Trading Company, Inc. Nebraska state 2013 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc. Nebraska state 2015 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
BNSF Railway Company Nebraska state 2016 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Nebraska Furniture Mart Nebraska local 2018 $392,825 tax increment financing
MCLANE MIDWEST, INC. Missouri state 2012 $999,983 tax credit/rebate
McLane Mississippi state 2009 $7,786 training reimbursement
EcoWater Systems, LLC Mississippi state 2011 $19,637 training reimbursement
Ecowater Mississippi state 2010 $200,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Precision Edge Surgical Products Company LLC Michigan state 2010 $25,000 training reimbursement
NSS Technologies, Inc. Michigan state 2010 $14,000 training reimbursement
GENERAL FOODS CORPORATION Michigan local 1993 undisclosed property tax abatement
CANNON-MUSKEGON CORPORATION Michigan local 1995 undisclosed property tax abatement
CANNON-MUSKEGON CORPORATION Michigan local 1996 undisclosed property tax abatement
CANNON-MUSKEGON CORPORATION Michigan local 1997 undisclosed property tax abatement
CANNON-MUSKEGON CORP. Michigan local 1998 undisclosed property tax abatement
CANNON-MUSKEGON CORP. Michigan local 1999 undisclosed property tax abatement
PRECISION EDGE SURGICAL PRODUCTS COMPANY LLC Michigan local 2000 undisclosed property tax abatement
CANNON-MUSKEGON CORPORATION Michigan local 2001 undisclosed property tax abatement
CPI ENGINEERING SERVICES INC Michigan local 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
PRECISION EDGE SURGICAL PRODUCTS COMPANY LLC Michigan local 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
PRECISION EDGE SURGICAL PRODUCTSCOMPANY,LLC Michigan local 2011 undisclosed property tax abatement
Precision Edge Surgical Products Company LLC Michigan state 2014 $55,189 training reimbursement
Sager Electrical Supply Co., Inc. Massachusetts state 1998 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
TBV, Inc. Massachusetts state 2001 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Richline Group, Inc. Massachusetts state 2013 $400,000 tax credit/rebate
Complementary Coatings Corporation Maryland local 2008 undisclosed enterprise zone
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2010 $8,533 property tax abatement
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2009 $10,352 property tax abatement
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2011 $7,875 property tax abatement
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2012 $7,982 property tax abatement
UNION TANK CAR CO Maine state 2013 $2,676 property tax abatement
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2013 $7,130 property tax abatement
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2014 $6,016 property tax abatement
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2015 $5,055 property tax abatement
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2016 $6,344 property tax abatement
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2017 $6,060 property tax abatement
Cerro Flow Products, Inc. Louisiana state 2008 $303,151 property tax abatement
UTLX Manufacturing, Inc. Louisiana state 2008 $275,462 property tax abatement
UTLX Manufacturing, Inc. Louisiana state 2009 $753,279 property tax abatement
UTLX Manufacturing, Inc. Louisiana state 2010 $666,281 property tax abatement
UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Louisiana state 2011 $54,087 property tax abatement
UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Louisiana state 2012 $758,962 property tax abatement
UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Louisiana state 2013 $195,831 property tax abatement
Union Tank Car (now owned by Berkshire Hathaway) Louisiana multiple 2004 $65,200,000 MEGADEAL
UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Louisiana local 2014 $531,326 property tax abatement
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