(Community Matters 63) Group: Big Subsidies Don’t Really Matter to Big Business

In this episode of Community Matters, The Center for Economic Accountability President John Mozena elaborates on bestowing Ford's BlueOval Battery Park Michigan as 2023's “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year”.

Mozena discusses the basis for the distinction – comparing it to other similar projects –  as well as his overall belief that big subsidies are not the deal-clinchers lawmakers say they are.

Episode Resources
Center for Economic Accountability website
CEA: “Worst Economic Development Deal Award”
About John Mozena
Upjohn Institute: Ford Battery Plant Michigan Should Yield Solid Returns
More Community Matters: Economist: Multiplier, Other Variables will Determine ROI on BlueOval Subsidies

BlueOval Links:
BlueOval Battery Park Michigan website
Ford Careers website
Marshall, Michigan website
Marshall Township,  Michigan website
Ford Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park Michigan
Choose Marshall-MAEDA website
CATL website
PA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer Explained
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite website
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook page
Other battery plant episodes

Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays at 8:00 AM and PM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.