Growing At Whose Expense? How Tax Avoidance by Shopping Mall Developer General Growth Properties Inc. Harms Communities and Burdens Other Taxpayers

August 2007

By Philip Mattera, Allison Lack, and Karla Walter

Good Jobs First has found that General Growth Properties, the country’s second largest owner and operator of shopping malls, has drained more than $200 million in revenues from local governments around the country. This is the main finding of a study of economic development subsidies received by GGP as well as the company’s frequent challenges to its property tax assessments.

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