Wal-Mart Subsidies in Robert, LA
Store Details
City Robert
State LA
Address 45346 Parkway Boulevard
ZIP code 70455
County Tangipahoa
Type of Facility distribution center
Year Opened 2001
Value of Subsidies more than $21 million

Narrative
The state provided $4.5 million in infrastructure funds for the project. Tangipahoa Parish acquired the entire facility (land, building and equipment) and leased it back to Wal-Mart, thus exempting it from most property taxes. A local official estimated the tax savings for Wal-Mart at about $500,000 per year; we included 30 years, or $15 million, in the total subsidy. Wal-Mart is also receiving enterprise zone tax credits, including a one-time credit of about $1.5 million ($2,500 per job for 600 jobs), and a ten-year rebate on state sales tax on equipment and infrastructure purchases.

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