Wal-Mart Subsidies in Vidalia, LA
Store Details
City Vidalia
State LA
Address 4283 Carter St.
ZIP code 71373
County Concordia Parish
Type of Facility Supercenter
Year Opened 2006
Value of Subsidies Up to $1.65 million

Narrative
The city has agreed to give Wal-Mart utility tax credits over a ten year period, with $300,000 in the first year and $30,000 less than the previous year each subsequent year, totaling $1.65 million over a ten-year period. When Good Jobs First asked whether incentives played a role in bringing the Wal-Mart to Vidalia, the city's Mayor said: "They had already made their mind that they were coming here" but added that the money Wal-Mart saved from the tax credits would go to the nearby Town of Ferriday to help them compensate for the Wal-Mart they lost when Vidalia's opened, There is, however, no written agreement regarding this, and the money is not dedicated to any specific project.

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