Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
Cabela's
Parent Company: 
Bass Pro
Subsidy Source: 
multiple
Location: 
West Virginia
City: 
Wheeling Vicinity
County: 
Ohio
Project Description: 

distribution center and retail outlet for hunting and fishing gear

Year: 
2003
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-hunting & fishing
Subsidy Value: 
$127,500,000
Program Name: 
multiple
Awarding Agency: 
multiple
Type of Subsidy: 
MEGADEAL
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 
740
Source of Data: 

The subsidy total is taken from: Paul Wilson, "What's in store? Cabela's new West Virginia retail location and distribution center are worth up to $127.5 million of public incentives, state leaders say," Charleston Gazette, February 8, 2004. That article did not provide a complete breakdown, which can be found (along with a revised job projection figure) in: George Hohmann, "Cabela's committed to 740 jobs; agreement shows 460 fewer jobs than announced coming," Charleston Daily Mail, November 25, 2003. The details on the highway funds and the $2 million from Ohio County come from: George Hohmann, "Cabela's aid rises to $93 million; state will recoup money in six years, new report says," Charleston Daily Mail, November 4, 2003.

Notes: 

The subsidy package included up to $78 million in sales tax increment financing; a $35 million West Virginia Economic Development Grant; $13 million in state highway funds; and $2 million from the Ohio County Commission for land acquisition. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none.

Source Notes: 
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