Help End Corporate Handouts in Tennessee

June 28, 2016 1:13PM

The Beacon Center launched a new website, This website was created for the purpose of educating and informing the people of Tennessee of the use of corporate handouts in their state.

A corporate handout is simply when the state government of Tennessee takes your hard-earned money and simply hands that money over to billion dollar corporations, most of the time with no strings attached.  These are no small sums, either- Tennessee has doled out over $3 billion in corporate handouts since 2005.

This practice is unfair to smaller businesses and other firms who wish to compete in the state of Tennessee. The government has no business handing out your tax dollars to whichever corporation has the best lobbyists. It is not the government’s job to pick winners and losers. This practice is inherently unjust and is antithetical to the principles of liberty and equality that are at the very core of American society.

The purpose of is to shine a bright light on these facts so that this insidious practice can be stopped and prosperity can be attained by all Tennesseans, not just corporations.