Wal-Mart Subsidies in Island Creek Township (Winterville), OH
|City||Island Creek Township (Winterville)|
|Address||843 St. Rt. 43|
|Type of Facility||distribution center|
|Value of Subsidies||more than $9.2 million|
NarrativeState officials did not respond to our requests for information, but we learned from a Policy Matters Ohio report (http://www.policymattersohio.org/walmartintro.htm) that Wal-Mart was entitled to receive a ten-year tax abatement through Ohio's enterprise zone program worth about $3.6 million. The state also provided $2.8 million in Ohio Job Creation tax credits, a $600,000 roadwork grant, a $484,000 Appalachian infrastructure grant and a $650,000 warehouse equipment sales tax exemption. Jefferson County provided infrastructure improvements and below-cost land, but local officials would not estimate the dollar value. A September 28, 2001 article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the estimated land savings to be $1.1 million.