A recent post at Strong Towns (Measuring Productivity) got me thinking about the productivity of commercial properties that are common across our landscape. I examined two properties in Mankato: the Walmart and a modest downtown pub. Let the property tax deathmatch begin:
Walmart (Blue Earth County Tax Code: R01.09.16.226.025):
Walmart paid property taxes on 13.7 acres totaling $317,992 (2010).