Sunday, June 17, 2007

Washington County Isn't The Only Place Tangled Up In A Controversial Deal With Cabela's

You think Washington County, with it's on-again, off-again, on-again deal with outdoor supplies' giant Cabela's, put itself in a wrangle over the propriety of subsidizing a successful private company?

Look at the unfolding Cabela's/corporate welfare mess in Rapid City, at the foot of the Black Hills.

Cabela's there is being offered $2 million, 30 acres of primo real estate and a Black Hills visitors' center building estimated to be worth $6 million - - not including the value of the surrounding 30 acres.

I'm surprised Mount Rushmore wasn't thrown in.

Maybe Washington County got away cheap for only $4 million cash?

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