Monday, February 1, 2010

Cabela's vs. Bass Pro

We hope you appreciate like we did the juxtapositions of these two stories.

One is from The Buffalo News, where writer Donn Esmonde worries about the gamble Buffalo is taking on subsidizing a Bass Pro Shop for a largely taxpayer-funded Waterfront development.

The other is from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where writer Tom Daykin says not only did a taxpayer-subsidized Cabela's not pay off as promised, a Bass Pro Shop that's coming may make the promise of riches from Cabela's even tougher to get.

We know: different places, different cases. Still, is Milwaukee a lesson for Buffalo?

Your comments are welcome on whether these or other types of subsidies are worthy.

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