Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry
The value of the subsidy package, the jobs and investment projections, and the wage data are taken from: Jeff Amy, "Incentives Pass $1B for ThyssenKrupp Plant," Mobile Register, April 28, 2011. The announcement that the mill would be purchased by ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel was reported in: Kelli Dugan, "Partners to buy ThyssenKrupp mill for $1.55B," Mobile Register, December 1, 2013.
In 2011, Mobile County voted to increase tax abatements for the original owner, ThyssenKrupp, from $444 million to $612 million ($487 million in property tax abatements and $125 million in sales taxes abatements) over 20 years based on a new investment level of $5 billion. The subsidy package also included $461 million in workforce training and an unspecified amount of investment tax credits. To lure the company to the state, the Alabama Legislature extended the length of property tax abatements for large industrial projects from 10 to 20 years and the length of investment tax credits from 20 to 30 years. In May 2012 the company announced it wanted to sell the plant, and it was reported that the subsidies would transfer to the new owner. (Katherine Sayre, "ThyssenKrupp may sell Mobile mill," Birmingham News, May 16, 2012.) The deal to sell the mill to ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel was announced in late 2013 (Kelli Dugan, "Partners to buy ThyssenKrupp mill for $1.55B," Mobile Register, December 1, 2013. )