Through various incentive mechanisms, the U.S. government has sought to shape and change the ways in which American businesses operate in a wide range of industries.
This fact sheet discuss a few examples of the ways the government can incentivize employer behavior through recognition and awards programs, and through government financing.
Danziger, Anna and Boots, Shelley Waters, "Government Incentives to Change Employer Behavior" (2008). Memos and Fact Sheets. Paper 3.