Certificate of Need (CON) laws force new providers to obtain government permission to enter a market.
Tax Increment Finance Districts (TIFs) redirect general community sales and property taxes to projects directed by the TIF. TIFs scavenge jobs from other communities and other areas within a community.
Occupational Licensing limits work opportunity, redistributes income from lower to higher income individuals, increases the cost of living, limits innovation, and leads to more licensing.
Regulation can be used as a weapon against potential competition by making it more difficult to enter markets and compete.