Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-15-2017

First Advisor

Andrew Lehren

Subject Concentration

Business & Economics

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

In Utah, a state job-creation program gives out millions of dollars a year to private companies. Over the course of a semester, our team looked through hundreds of pages of court documents, EPA violations and workplace safety violations to uncover what kinds of companies the Utah state government pays to expand there. We also analyzed employment data to show, for the first time, which companies create the jobs they are supposed to and which do not.

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