Wal-Mart Subsidies in Island Creek Township (Winterville), OH
Store Details
City Island Creek Township (Winterville)
State OH
Address 843 St. Rt. 43
ZIP code 43953
County Jefferson
Type of Facility distribution center
Year Opened 2003
Value of Subsidies more than $9.2 million

State 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.

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