Business leaders, Rep. Sanford oppose Bass Pro Shops, incentives
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Rep. Mark Sanford met with local business owners Friday afternoon to talk about state tax incentives given to Bass Pro Shops to build a new location in North Charleston.
Several business owners said they are not opposed to the hunting and fishing retailer building the new location, but they do not want their tax dollars to help fund a competitor.
“I’m concerned about [Bass Pro Shops’] business model. Their business model is to get tax incentives,”said Jamee Haley, executive director of Lowcountry Local First.
“Ultimately what we’re looking at here is $15-25 million expenditure of tax monies,” Sanford said.