In 2012, Kohl's Corp. was awarded up to $62.5 million in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., in part to build a new headquarters and expand its Wisconsin workforce by 3,000 workers. But disappointing sales figures caused the company to pull back, instead opting to acquire and renovate space near the existing headquarters. The company also has created just 473 of the 3,000 jobs it plans to add.

Scott Walker’s untold story: Jobs lacking after big state subsidy of Kohl’s stores

In its first 15 months of existence, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. awarded $126 million in incentives to 24 companies without a full financial review. Some deals turned out well, others have failed. The largest — up to $62.5 million in tax credits to Kohl’s Corp. — so far has not generated the number of jobs or amount of capital spending promised.

Low pay leads to double subsidies for retail companies, group says

Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that advocates for accountability in economic development, generally recommends against taxpayer subsidies for retail companies such as Kohl’s Corp.

The group’s research director, Philip Mattera, said retail positions tend to be low-paid, part-time jobs.

A sand plant by the numbers

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Frac sand boom creates thousands of jobs
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2012 Frac Sand Facilities in Wisconsin

The EOG Resources sand processing plant in Chippewa Falls is currently the largest such facility in North America. Here’s the EOG plant, by the numbers:
$65 million
Assessed value of the facility
78,000
Tons of storage capacity for finished sand
62,888
Yards of concrete used in construction
18,000
Gallons of fresh water used daily (90 percent recycled)
950
Covered rail cars for shipping sand
100
Truck drivers moving sand
50
Number of train cars filled daily
1.8
Miles of covered conveyor belts