Center for Economic Accountability

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI   |
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Center for Economic Accountability

EIN: 83-3122559


Our mission is to advance economic opportunity for all by promoting transparency, accountability and free-market-based reform of state and local economic development initiatives across America.

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Mr. John C. Mozena

Main address

1415 Aline Dr

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 USA

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Subject area info

Public policy

Community and economic development

Corporate social responsibility

Economic justice

Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people



NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Pay For Your Own Damn Stadium

The CEA's "Pay For Your Own Damn Stadium" campaign uses real-world evidence from around the country to educate policymakers and local stakeholders on the inadvisability of subsidizing professional sports stadiums.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work


"Best New Think Tank" 2020

University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Mr. John C. Mozena

John C. Mozena puts almost two decades of private-sector journalism, marketing and communications experience to work in the service of economic development policy reform as the president of the Center for Economic Accountability (CEA). Under his leadership, the CEA works to increase accountability and transparency in state and local economic development initiatives across America.\n\nHis advocacy for economic development policy reform through principles of free markets and limited government has appeared in mainstream media outlets across the country including The Guardian, The Hill, The American Conservative, Forbes, Albany Times-Union, Billings Gazette, Buffalo News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Des Moines Register, Detroit News, Indianapolis Star, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Newsday, Oakland Press, Providence Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nashville Tennessean, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Crain’s Detroit Business and more.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
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Board chair

Mr. Jon Boguth

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