Economic Benefits at a Glance
CCA . . .
- Pays sales taxes and, when the property is company-owned, property taxes as well
- Pays utility payments and construction costs
- Provides additional revenue that may fund health care, infrastructure, education or other public priorities
- Provides jobs for an average of 200 skilled tradespersons on new construction projects
- Employs hundreds of new professionals at new CCA facilities, who receive
- Competitive salaries
- Comprehensive benefits (short-term disability, life, medical, dental and vision insurance)
- Ongoing training
- Advancement opportunities
- Revitalizes existing local businesses and often helps establish new ones
Enhancing the Economy
Americans have the right to demand that the government make the most of every tax dollar – and spend the least possible. Every day, hardworking Americans are being asked to do more with less in the current economy, and they have the right to expect nothing less from our government. Taxpayers are tired of government waste, inefficiency and corruption. They work hard for every dollar, so every dollar has to count.
By partnering with experienced, effective businesses, governments can provide high-quality service at a better cost than government alone could offer. That saves taxpayers money. But that is just one benefit of partnership prisons.
When a partnership prison opens in a community, there is an immediate infusion of economic capital that positively impacts entire towns, grows the tax base of a community, creates jobs and grows businesses, large and small.
When CCA begins construction of a facility, we hire local labor. The construction of CCA facilities also provides new employment for hundreds of skilled tradespersons from the local and surrounding area, who benefit from consistent employment on long-term projects.
Additionally, CCA facilities offer many professional opportunities, often bringing needed employment to economies affected by cyclical industries, such as mining or agriculture, or impacted by manufacturing closures. With CCA, employees get more than a job; they gain an advancement-focused career in specialties such as security, management, accounting, health services, human resources, quality assurance and education.
They also benefit from competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, short-term disability insurance and life insurance. Continuous career training, educational opportunities, relocation incentives and referral bonuses, plus the camaraderie that makes the CCA workplace unlike any other, are also among the benefits of a CCA career.
We pay property taxes on the building and land, and are frequently the largest single source of local property tax payments in a community. Partnering communities also benefit from company increased utility payments. This needed revenue can help pay for local schools and parks.
CCA’s investment in a local community in Arizona created more than 2,600 stable positions statewide, with a payroll of nearly $125 million annually, while contributing $7 million in property taxes, $8.5 million in utility payments and – for three major projects – $400 million in construction costs and $18 million in one-time business privilege tax payments.
Existing businesses in CCA communities grew because of the company’s presence. CCA employees patronize local businesses for goods and services. CCA partnerships also attract new businesses to communities. Hospitality, dining and retail businesses are often established within the footprint of CCA facilities, bringing enhanced shopping and service options, increasing welcome competition and providing additional employment opportunities for residents.
Establishing a CCA facility is often the first step toward creating a profitable business environment for the community.