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 Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidysort icon
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
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION United States federal 2003 $802,500 federal grant
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION United States federal 2004 $1,691,500 federal grant
BNSF Railway Company United States federal 2010 $70,000 federal grant
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY United States federal 2006 $3,435,000 federal grant
TTI United States federal 2003 $20,646 federal grant
JOHNS MANVILLE United States federal 2005 $100,000 federal grant
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC United States federal 2005 $74,982 federal grant
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS United States federal 2000 $1,607,000 federal grant
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS United States federal 2002 $120,000 federal grant
NV ENERGY, INC. United States federal 2010 $137,877,906 federal grant
NV ENERGY, INC. United States federal 2010 $1,000,000 federal grant
Union Tank Car Company United States federal 2009 $1,729,788 federal grant
Pacific Canyon Windfarm, LLC United States federal 2010 $5,338,964 federal grant
Power County Wind Park North LLC United States federal 2012 $14,140,490 federal grant
Power County Wind Park South LLC United States federal 2012 $15,057,099 federal grant
21st Mortgage Corporation United States federal 2009 $280,405 federal grant
PACIFICORP United States federal 2018 $3,532,330 federal grant
PACIFICORP United States federal 2019 $3,532,330 federal grant
SHAW INDUSTRIES, INC. United States federal 2010 $1,800,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Ctb International Corp United States federal 2012 $1,126,151 federal loan or loan guarantee
Ctb International Corp United States federal 2012 $1,363,717 federal loan or loan guarantee
Ctb, Inc. United States federal 2011 $456,297 federal loan or loan guarantee
Ctb, Inc. United States federal 2011 $1,041,551 federal loan or loan guarantee
Ctb, Inc. United States federal 2010 $344,451 federal loan or loan guarantee
Ctb, Inc. United States federal 2013 $2,576,784 federal loan or loan guarantee
Ctb, Inc. United States federal 2012 $670,407 federal loan or loan guarantee
Exacta Aerospace Inc United States federal 2011 $1,274,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Ken's Spray Equipment, Inc. United States federal 2012 $3,488,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Railserve, Inc. United States federal 2015 $7,952,604 federal loan or loan guarantee
Railserve, Inc. United States federal 2015 $2,809,401 federal loan or loan guarantee
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2005 $21,000 grant
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2005 $200,000 grant
Mclane Eastern Inc Pennsylvania state $300,000 grant
CMH Manufacturing, Inc. Pennsylvania state $250,000 grant
FlightSafety International Texas state 2008 $720,000 grant
Unarco Industries, Inc. Virginia state 2006 $300,000 grant
GEICO Florida state 1998 $1,363,688 grant
GEICO Virginia local 1998 $750,000 grant
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
PCC AIRFOILS LLC Ohio state 2008 $150,000 grant
NETJETS INC Ohio state 2008 $2,000,000 grant
MCSWAIN MANUFACTURING CORP Ohio state 2012 $138,828 grant
TITANIUM METALS CORP Ohio state 2008 $34,000 grant
TITANIUM METALS CORP Ohio state 2009 $37,500 grant
PCC AIRFOILS LLC Ohio state 2010 $4,600 grant
JOHNS MANVILLE Ohio state 2012 $327,000 grant
JOHNS MANVILLE Ohio state 2013 $50,000 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC Oklahoma state 2013 $18,148 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INT'L INC #2 Oklahoma state 2012 $1,619 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INT'L INC #2 Oklahoma state 2012 $3,987 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INT'L INC #2 Oklahoma state 2012 $6,058 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INT'L INC #2 Oklahoma state 2012 $8,463 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INT'L INC #2 Oklahoma state 2013 $11,462 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INT'L INC #2 Oklahoma state 2013 $18,156 grant
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee state 2013 $337,536 grant
NETJETS SERVICES INC Ohio state 2014 $71,333 grant
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS INC Ohio state 2014 $26,507 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INTL INC #2 Oklahoma state 2014 $32,565 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INTL INC #2 Oklahoma state 2014 $26,435 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC Oklahoma state 2014 $17,563 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC Oklahoma state 2014 $16,790 grant
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC Oklahoma state 2014 $12,758 grant
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Georgia state 2014 $775,000 grant
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS INC Ohio state 2015 $16,913 grant
Union Tank Car Company Iowa state 2015 $80,000 grant
Shaw Industries Tennessee state 2017 $1,500,000 grant
Environment One New York local 2018 $1,463 grant
General Re Corporation Connecticut state 2010 $9,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Ecowater Mississippi state 2010 $200,000 grant/loan hybrid program
FlightSafety International, Inc. Kansas local 2003 $21,000,000 loan or bond financing
GEICO New York multiple 2003 $102,400,000 MEGADEAL
Nebraska Furniture Mart (owned by Berkshire Hathaway) Texas local 2011 $802,000,000 MEGADEAL
Union Tank Car (now owned by Berkshire Hathaway) Louisiana multiple 2004 $65,200,000 MEGADEAL
NetJets and FlightSafety International Ohio multiple 2008 $67,600,000 MEGADEAL
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
JOHNS MANVILLE Maine state 2010 $8,533 property tax abatement
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
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