Benton Harbor city commissioners recently gave Whirlpool a FIFTY MILLION DOLLAR TAX BREAK. Yes, a starving town gives it up for the filthy rich greed-based corporation. Why? One can speculate: over decades, WP money has found it's way into cooperative BH residents' pockets and commissioners could assume that will continue to happen. So what's fifty million for a few thousand in hand? Keep in mind that commissioners mostly voted "for Whirlpool" until their power was removed a few months ago. Below WNDU tells us that WP so very generously donates 3.8 million to BH. Kudos for mentioning in the same sentence that WP spends 60 million on their new riverfront BH office complex. Of interest also is that WP money will teach boxing to BH kids. In St. Joe they fund tennis. If you check out the comments after the article's online version, you get a feel for the current state of Berrien County racism, or maybe St. Joe racism...
Benton Harbor decides how to spend Whirlpool donation
After much back and forth between Benton Harbor's leaders, the city has decided how it will spend its donation from Whirlpool
After much back and forth between Benton Harbor's leaders, the city has decided how it will spend its donation from Whirlpool according to our reporting partners at The Herald Palladium.
Emergency Manager Joe Harris, Mayor Wilce Cook and Mayor Pro Tem Marcus Muhammad have signed an agreement.
The money will go toward new emergency response vehicles, equipped with hoses and water tanks, a summer jobs program for kids, parks and swimming and boxing programs for kids.
In all, Whirlpool will invest $3.8 million in the community, as it builds its new $60 million office complex downtown.