Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
Northwest Airlines (now part of Delta Air Lines)
Parent Company: 
Delta Air Lines
Subsidy Source: 
multiple
Location: 
Minnesota
City: 
Duluth And Hibbing
Project Description: 

aircraft maintenance facility and engine repair base

Year: 
1991
Major Industry of Parent: 
airlines
Specific Industry of Parent: 
airlines
Subsidy Value: 
$838,000,000
Program Name: 
multiple
Awarding Agency: 
multiple
Type of Subsidy: 
MEGADEAL
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 
1,900
Source of Data: 

The subsidy figure and jobs projection came from: David Phelps and Robert Whereatt, "Northwest deal approved," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 17, 1991. Details of the assistance came from: David Phelps, "NWA deal hailed as economic boom," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, November 12, 1991.

Notes: 

The $838 million figure was the value of the subsidy package approved by the Minnesota legislature in December 1991. Its major components included $350 million in state and local construction financing and a $390 million loan from the Metropolitan Airports Commission. In 1994 Northwest asked to scale down the project, with the Hibbing portion changing to a reservations center and the total number of jobs decreasing to 954 (Neal St. Anthony, "NWA pledges 954 jobs," Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 6, 1994). The size of the revised public assistance was later reported to be $371 million (Larry Oakes, "Duluth base's fate in limbo," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, August 30, 2005). Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none.

Source Notes: 
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