City analysis of spring training points to $3.7M boost to city coffers over 30 years
Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH PORT — A fiscal analysis performed by city officials suggests that the 30-year impact of the proposed Atlanta Braves spring training facility would be a positive net operating surplus of $3.7 million, while other indirect benefits may pump another $34 million into the economy.
The City Commission will discuss the analysis, as well as the interlocal funding agreement with the West Villages Improvement District, at its regular meeting Tuesday.
The analysis covered anticipated revenues generated on the entire 113-acre campus, including a proposed hotel and baseball academy — both of which would remain on the tax rolls, while the $75 million Spring Stadium would not, as it would be a county facility.
That $3.7 million figure is based on taxes and fees over 30 years.
Friday, December 25, 2015
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