Business and Job Creation
Want a thriving economy? The Goldwater Institute knows that best business climate is one where low taxes and minimal regulation benefit all employers – not one where subsidies and special tax breaks offer an advantage to a chosen few. When a government agency can decide which businesses to favor, it opens the door for the misguided pursuit of investment fads or, at worst, the potential for corruption and abuse. Our research offers sound policies for government, and we’re not afraid to fight when we see bad ideas that put taxpayers at risk.
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City bets $217 mil on business jackpotPosted on June 09, 2006 | Type: In the News | Author: Peter Corbett
SCOTTSDALE - Scottsdale is betting taxpayer money - $217 million - on incentives for retail and redevelopment projects that it expects will pay off over 20 years to generate nearly a half-billion dollars in city revenue.
Austin's PowersPosted on June 07, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Noah Clarke
Tucson shouldn't be so down, things in Austin aren't that great
Up, Up, and Away!Posted on April 06, 2006 | Type: Blog
Heavy-handed regulation doesn’t make electricity more affordable
Enterprise zone program in jeopardy at state LegislaturePosted on March 21, 2006 | Type: In the News | Author: Mike Sunnucks
A state economic program that attracts jobs and business investment to rural and urban areas with high unemployment and poverty rates is facing extinction because of some strong opposition in the state Legislature.
Wage hike would hurt, not helpPosted on March 18, 2006 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Starlee Rhoades
This year a ballot initiative is moving to establish a minimum wage in Arizona. The wage would initially be $5.95 an hour and would rise to $6.75 an hour in 2008.