Wal-Mart Subsidy Report for Kansas

Subsidies received by Wal-Mart
There are no centralized databases of economic development subsidies, but Good Jobs First found 12 deals worth a total of about $67 million in Kansas. They include the following:

Good Jobs First has compiled data on Wal-Mart subsidies in the following cities
Bonner Springs, KS : $1.795 million
Gardner, KS : $5.7 million
Hiawatha, KS : $1.04 million
Holton, KS : $1.09 million
Hutchinson, KS : $2.675 million
Marysville, KS : $1.15 million
Olathe (Hwy 7), KS : n.a.
Olathe (S Alden St), KS : $2.58 million
Ottawa (Supercenter), KS : $1.585 million
Ottawa (distribution center), KS : $19 million
Pratt, KS : $1.275 million
W. Kansas City/Speedway, KS : $29.1 million

Hidden taxpayer costs
Many Wal-Mart workers are ineligible for health coverage from their employer or choose not to purchase what is available, because it is too expensive or too limited in scope. These workers often turn to taxpayer-funded health programs such as Medicaid. Kansas is among those states that have not disclosed data on the employers with the most workers or their dependents enrolled in such programs.

For an estimate of how much Wal-Mart is costing the state of KS for taxpayer-funded healthcare, see http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html#KS

Property Tax Appeals
In the course of researching our report Rolling Back Property Tax Payments , Good Jobs First learned of property tax assessment appeals at the following Wal-Mart locations in Kansas:

Winfield, KS : $10,327
Coffeyville, KS
Manhattan, KS : $22,333
Wichita, KS : $16,057
Topeka, KS : $16,584

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