Wal-Mart Subsidy Report for Missouri

Subsidies received by Wal-Mart
There are no centralized databases of economic development subsidies, but Good Jobs First found 23 deals worth a total of about $90.7 million in Missouri. They include the following:

Good Jobs First has compiled data on Wal-Mart subsidies in the following cities
Branson, MO : estimated $12.125 million
Cameron, MO : $2.1 million
Chesterfield, MO : about $2.6 million
Clayton, MO : $4.175 million
DeSoto, MO : approximately $1 million
Eureka, MO : $5.3 million
Fenton, MO : $10 million
Hannibal, MO : $2.115 million
Harrisonville, MO : more than $2.6 million
Kansas City (Blue Ridge Mall), MO : $26.75 million
Kansas City (N Boardwalk Ave), MO : $9.1 million
Kirkwood (St. Louis), MO : $5.7 million
Lee's Summit, MO : $2.7 million
Mexico, MO : $500,000
Moberly, MO : more than $1.65 million
Monett, MO : $1.75 million
Ozark, MO : $3.5 million
Raytown, MO : at least $4 million
Republic, MO : $500,000
Sikeston (Bloomfield), MO : $865,000
St. James, MO : more than $1.6 million
Wentzville, MO : $7.5 million
West Plains, MO : $250,000

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. Missouri 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 MO for taxpayer-funded healthcare, see http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html#MO

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 Missouri:

Saint Joseph, MO : $64,180
Springfield, MO
Ballwin, MO : $779
Chesterfield, MO : $6,739

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