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Subsidy Tracker State Totals

This page presents the total amounts of disclosed subsidies within each state, given to companies through state and/or local economic development subsidy programs. However, the quality and breadth of disclosure varies greatly by state (in the number of programs disclosed, the numbers of years covered, etc.). As well, a few states' disclosure portals capture local subsidies, but most do not. Some localities disclose online, but most do not yet. For all of these reasons, the gross state totals listed here in Subsidy Tracker are not comparable and cannot be used for ranking the states. For details on the quality of disclosure in each state, see this "report card" study.

Despite improvements to state and local subsidy transparency, such as GASB No. 77 tax abatement disclosure requirement, we still do not know the full cost of subsidies to states and localities. Academic research estimates the cost between $45 billion and $70 billion annually.

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Statesort icon Disclosed Subsidy Value Number of Awards
Alabama $4,487,681,453 4,344
Alaska $745,156,132 194
Arizona $681,368,443 3,605
Arkansas $1,200,938,432 1,738
California $5,195,980,987 20,412
Colorado $1,885,206,006 21,922
Connecticut $5,323,247,449 3,973
Delaware $468,925,055 949
District of Columbia $485,885,259 626
Florida $4,129,749,508 4,156
Georgia $2,290,897,711 931
Hawaii $329,730 2,076
Idaho $342,609,813 304
Illinois $8,090,340,430 9,812
Indiana $13,643,025,252 12,591
Iowa $3,681,537,920 2,705
Kansas $800,836,938 2,469
Kentucky $8,417,913,573 6,990
Louisiana $25,665,219,015 9,522
Maine $794,512,467 12,586
Maryland $2,418,437,588 5,851
Massachusetts $1,983,240,520 7,637
Michigan $16,398,074,259 18,281
Minnesota $2,505,679,619 1,315
Mississippi $4,293,981,358 1,532
Missouri $6,000,187,870 4,159
Montana $57,111,872 1,046
Nebraska $1,028,908,411 1,828
Nevada $2,134,001,587 1,321
New Hampshire $10,263,786 803
New Jersey $10,727,322,838 14,784
New Mexico $3,972,983,130 1,683
New York $40,842,856,249 135,631
North Carolina $6,873,240,669 15,545
North Dakota $3,486,616 776
Ohio $4,692,143,659 10,796
Oklahoma $3,988,666,537 10,268
Oregon $7,362,732,423 13,393
Pennsylvania $5,320,972,625 13,586
Rhode Island $527,643,318 1,272
South Carolina $2,997,156,514 1,023
South Dakota $5,277,257 912
Tennessee $4,555,562,278 13,211
Texas $8,436,779,794 6,290
Utah $1,527,831,441 1,502
Vermont $263,457,341 1,355
Virginia $2,167,333,348 4,461
Washington $16,411,807,831 29,349
West Virginia $428,454,410 1,968
Wisconsin $6,892,891,512 3,047
Wyoming $1,226,569 22
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