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 Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2010 $3,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Kentucky state 2012 $3,000,000 tax credit/rebate
MidAmerican Holdings Co. (North Country Gas Pipeline - Saranac Power Partners) New York local 2005 $3,052,987 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC Oklahoma state 2014 $3,061,715 tax credit/rebate
Saranac Power Partners - North Country Gas Pipeline New York local 2006 $3,086,266 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Government Employees Insurance Co. New York state 2006 $3,256,754 enterprise zone
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY United States federal 2006 $3,435,000 federal grant
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2010 $3,460,361 enterprise zone
PACIFICORP United States federal 2018 $3,532,330 federal grant
McLane Company, Inc. Ohio state 2014 $3,576,403 tax credit/rebate
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2008 $3,983,297 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2015 $4,205,623 enterprise zone
Forest River, Inc. Indiana state 2006 $4,300,000 tax credit/rebate
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2007 $4,602,680 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2004 $4,740,722 enterprise zone
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. ( f/k/a Noveon, Inc.) Kentucky state 2004 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2011 $5,113,332 enterprise zone
Pacific Canyon Windfarm, LLC United States federal 2010 $5,338,964 federal grant
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2010 $5,486,071 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2012 $5,677,516 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2007 $5,770,241 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Co. New York state 2006 $6,324,949 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2005 $6,355,642 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2010 $6,627,289 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2014 $6,987,821 enterprise zone
Webb Wheel Products, Inc. Indiana state 2006 $7,072,724 tax credit/rebate
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2011 $7,334,272 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2009 $8,362,574 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2004 $8,451,706 enterprise zone
General Re Corporation Connecticut state 2010 $9,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2013 $9,015,055 enterprise zone
JD Wind Strand 2: Butter Creek Power/Ward Butte Oregon state 2012 $9,386,294 tax credit/rebate
JD Wind Strand 3: 4 Mile Canyon/Wagon Trail/BigTop Oregon state 2012 $9,500,000 tax credit/rebate
Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) Indiana state 2013 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
JD Wind Strand 1: Four Corners/Oregon Trail Oregon state 2012 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
JD Wind Strand 4: Pacific Canyon/Sand Ranch Oregon state 2012 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2005 $11,525,838 enterprise zone
NetJets Inc. Ohio state 2008 $11,709,508 tax credit/rebate
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2012 $12,409,216 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2014 $12,985,478 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Co. New York state 2006 $13,106,556 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2012 $13,799,127 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2008 $13,875,956 enterprise zone
Power County Wind Park North LLC United States federal 2012 $14,140,490 federal grant
GEICO General Insurance Co. New York state 2007 $14,500,574 enterprise zone
Power County Wind Park South LLC United States federal 2012 $15,057,099 federal grant
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2013 $16,165,979 enterprise zone
General Re Corporation Connecticut state 2010 $19,500,000 tax credit/rebate
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2013 $24,711,293 enterprise zone
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
GEICO New York multiple 2003 $102,400,000 MEGADEAL
NV ENERGY, INC. United States federal 2010 $137,877,906 federal grant
Nebraska Furniture Mart (owned by Berkshire Hathaway) Texas local 2011 $802,000,000 MEGADEAL
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