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$1,520,119,963520
Federal (grants and allocated tax credits)$186,878,61017
TOTAL$1,706,998,573537
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 2010.

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$391,473,982164
Ohio$76,184,40319
Louisiana$72,734,03813
Indiana$45,820,74633
All other$131,186,794289

Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Location Subsidy Sourcesort icon Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Environment One New York local 2011 $11,283 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Special Metals New York local 2011 $137,604 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2011 $395,483 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Nebraska Furniture Mart (owned by Berkshire Hathaway) Texas local 2011 $802,000,000 MEGADEAL
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2012 $129,750 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2011 $516,700 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2010 $1,038,040 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2009 $1,382,180 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2008 $1,879,827 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY Indiana local 2007 $2,674,770 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY Indiana local 2006 $443,140 property tax abatement
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. Tennessee local 2012 undisclosed property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2013 $43,080 property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Grp., Inc. Tennessee local 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Grp., Inc. Tennessee local 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Grp., Inc. Tennessee local 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
MCLANE FOOD SERVICE, INC Tennessee local 2007 $13,693 property tax abatement
MCLANE FOOD SERVICE, INC Tennessee local 2008 $4,300 property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2012 $365,702 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2012 $311,824 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Special Metals New York local 2012 $144,080 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Special Metals, Inc. New York local 2012 $57,753 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Environment One New York local 2012 $6,643 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
UTLX Manufacturing, LLC Louisiana local 2014 $531,326 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2014 $17,080 property tax abatement
Special Metals, Inc. New York local 2013 $2,431 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Special Metals New York local 2013 $143,854 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2013 $312,132 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2013 $377,074 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2014 $387,659 tax credit/rebate
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2014 $318,748 tax credit/rebate
Special Metals, Inc. New York local 2014 $2,447 tax credit/rebate
FlightSafety International, Inc. Kansas local 2003 $21,000,000 loan or bond financing
FlightSafety International, Inc. Ohio local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
NetJets, Inc.; FlightSafety International, Inc. Ohio local 2008 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
FlightSafety International, Inc. Ohio local 2014 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
GEICO Building -300 CrossPoint Pkwy New York local 2015 $283,060 tax credit/rebate
Saranac Power Partners/North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2015 $377,146 tax credit/rebate
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2016 $21,030 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE CO Indiana local 2016 $91,200 property tax abatement
McLane Food Service Kansas local 2016 $44,537 tax credit/rebate
Duracell Tennessee local 2016 undisclosed property tax abatement
Duracell Tennessee local 2016 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee local 2016 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee local 2016 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee local 2016 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee local 2016 undisclosed property tax abatement
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Tennessee local 2016 undisclosed property tax abatement
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
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY THE Indiana local 2017 $68,720 property tax abatement
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY Indiana local 2017 $1,574,905 property tax abatement
FlightSafety International Inc. Louisiana local 2017 $1,719,005 property tax abatement
GEICO New York multiple 2003 $102,400,000 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
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL, INC. - WILLOWS FACILITY California state 2003 $117,195 training reimbursement
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMPANY (GEICO) California state 2003 $149,682 training reimbursement
JOHNS MANVILLE CORPORATION California state 2005 $46,800 training reimbursement
SEE'S CANDIES, INC. California state 2006 $39,195 training reimbursement
DESIGNED METAL CONNECTIONS California state 2008 $15,791 training reimbursement
JOHNS MANVILLE California state 2008 $52,988 training reimbursement
SPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. DBA CHERRY AEROSPACE California state 2010 $22,945 training reimbursement
Johns Manville Corporation California state 2006 undisclosed training reimbursement
McLane/Suneast Inc. California state 2009 undisclosed training reimbursement
MCLANE FOODSERVICE, INC. California state 2010 undisclosed training reimbursement
General Re Corporation Connecticut state 2010 $9,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
General Re Corporation Connecticut state 2010 $19,500,000 tax credit/rebate
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2005 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2006 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2007 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2008 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2009 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Ingersoll Cutting Tool Company Illinois state 2010 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2005 $21,000 grant
McLane Midwest Illinois state 2005 $200,000 grant
Noveon, Inc. Kentucky state 2007 $25,000 training reimbursement
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2008 $4,810 training reimbursement
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2009 $5,165 training reimbursement
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2010 $25,000 training reimbursement
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2010 $25,000 training reimbursement
CMH Hodgenville, Inc. Kentucky state 2001 $3,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. ( f/k/a Noveon, Inc.) Kentucky state 2004 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Meadowbrook Meat Company Kentucky state 2004 $1,511,585 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2010 $3,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2010 $1,750,000 tax credit/rebate
Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company Kentucky state 2006 $125,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2009 $81,000 training reimbursement
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
Precision Edge Surgical Products Company LLC Michigan state 2010 $25,000 training reimbursement
NSS Technologies, Inc. Michigan state 2010 $14,000 training reimbursement
Empire Distributors Of North Carolina, Inc. North Carolina state 2010 $24,833 tax credit/rebate
Alloyworks, LLC North Carolina state 2008 $29,547 tax credit/rebate
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