Poll: Should Dallas Pay Costco For a Store?

Is $3 million really the cost of doing business with the retailer?

Presumably the parking lot  of the proposed North Dallas Costco will usually be fuller of cars than this.  (Photo: Wikicommons)
Presumably the parking lot of the proposed North Dallas Costco will usually be fuller of cars than this. (Photo: Wikicommons)

Tomorrow the Dallas City Council will consider giving $3 million to Costco in exchange for the store setting up shop — and bringing about 175 jobs — to a tract of land along Coit Road near the interchange between LBJ Freeway and Central Expressway.

The Economic Development Committee last week signed off on the payments to be made from the city’s Public/Private Partnership Funds. Some on the council question whether a multibillion-dollar company really needs this sort of government handout in order to make its business in the city viable.

What do you think?



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