Thursday, September 10, 2015
Collectivism Scores Again! Janesville Could Pick Up Warehouse and 550 Jobs
Sound the Trumpets!!
Some locals call it a "public-private partnership!" They said, "WE" did it! LOL...
According to a string of news releases, Dollar General store discount chain has plans to build a one-million-square-foot distribution center in Janesville and hire up to 552 full-time employees by 2020.
Dollar General CEO said Janesville offers an ideal location to service the needs of their business in the Upper Midwest, a strong business environment and a great workforce.
But it was negotiations with all levels of government bureaucrats from state to county to city employees providing capital value redistributive incentive packages that ultimately drew Dollar General to Janesville.
A condition imperative to all of these corporate welfare deals: The development would not be occurring without government providing those "incentives." Collectivism has now become self-fulfilling.
Here's a short list...
According to the articles, except for the substantial government assistance required, Dollar General will handle most of their own utility work, build the facility themselves (not use local contractors?) and will service future needs of their building and fleet, in-house.
Outside of the disgrace of building the warehouse on some of the most naturally deep and fertile soil in the world given away for free by Janesville officials, (again, what happened to all those 5.0 shovel-ready sites and brown fields?) the city will be returning the property taxes paid on the increasing incremental value of the development back to the corporation for the next ten years.
My Hee Haw Prediction: The Janesville City Council will unanimously approve the deal.
InWisconsin - Dollar General Selects Janesville for $75 Million Distribution Center
My Informs - Janesville to get Dollar General distribution center, 552 jobs
Janesville Gazette - One million-square-foot warehouse would create 550 jobs in Janesville, city says
RNR - Say What You Will, But Government Is The Catalyst For Growth
Posted by Lou Kaye at 12:02 AM