A report from Good Jobs First ranks Pennsylvania 10th in the nation for its online disclosure of the companies receiving state and local tax breaks, cash grants, and other job-creation subsidies. But the Commonwealth gets a C- for the inconsistency in the quality of the reports.
While Pennsylvania’s rank is something to be proud of, a repor from the Keystone Research Center back in March ruled the commonwealth could do a better job with the transparency of information for the following:
Do companies receiving subsidies actually create jobs?
Where do the subsidies go?
What industries are subsidized?
What kind of wages do subsidized jobs pay?