Wal-Mart Subsidies in Baraboo, WI
|Address||920 Hwy 12|
|Type of Facility||Supercenter|
|Value of Subsidies||$2.2 million|
NarrativeWal-Mart benefited from infrastructure improvements made in a tax increment financing district that also included a Slumberland distribution center. We assume that half the $4.4 million total went to each facility. A report by 1000 Friends of Wisconsin (http://www.1kfriends.org/Publications/Online_Documents/TIF.htm) noted that the construction of the Supercenter was contentious both because it replaced a discount store within the city and because the "blighted" TIF district in which it was built had consisted of a cornfield and an apple orchard.