Wal-Mart Subsidies in Ochelata (Bartlesville), OK
Store Details
City Ochelata (Bartlesville)
State OK
Address Hwy 75
ZIP code 74051
County Washington
Type of Facility distribution center
Year Opened 2005
Value of Subsidies about $15.9 million

The Bartlesville Development Authority bought the land for the distribution center for $675,000 and agreed to take possession of the building when construction was completed, leasing it back to Wal-Mart and providing the company with a property tax savings of unknown value. The city paid $3.2 million for water and sewer extensions, and the state will provide $4 million for the construction of an overpass. Wal-Mart has also qualified for the state's Quality Jobs Program, which provides cash payments of up to 5% of new payroll for ten years. We project that the value of that subsidy will be about $8 million.

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