Wal-Mart Subsidies in Baraboo, WI
Store Details
City Baraboo
State WI
Address 920 Hwy 12
ZIP code 53913
County Sauk
Type of Facility Supercenter
Year Opened 2001
Value of Subsidies $2.2 million

Wal-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.

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