The Georgia Department of Economic Development, which oversees the state's efforts to lure relocating companies, declined to comment on the findings, published this week in God Jobs First's report, "Show Us the Subsidies."
In addition to tax incentives, Good Jobs First looked for salary information, job creation numbers, employment needs of communities and whether the businesses located around public transportation.
Former Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business head Tim Mescon defended Georgia, saying the state's success speaks for itself. Recent arrivals Kia Motors and NCR Corp. received subsidies of about $410 million and $109 million, respectively.
Kia recently announced it is adding 1,000 jobs and NCR is expanding, said Mescon, who is now president of Columbus State University.