During the last election cycle, County Commissioner Ken Hagan promised voters that he would reel-in Bass Pro Shops to Hillsborough’s pier.
He even managed to get “destination retailers” included on the County’s list of preferred, high-value businesses eligible for big incentives to bring above average wage jobs to the area.
Today it was announced that Hagan and County Administrator Merrill will be in secret negotiations with Bass and their local advocate, Vig Machete as to how many millions of dollars Hillsborough taxpayer money Bass would like to receive.
Will they tell us how much part-time, no-benefit Bass employees will be paid?
Will they tell us how many Hillsborough sporting goods business will go out of business as a result of this un-level playing field?
<IMHO Fred Jacobsen