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Tax Rebate Approved for Potential New Akron Store

Officials at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World are not saying one way or the other whether they're interested in bringing a store to Akron - but there's no doubt city and county officials want them to come. Last month Summit county Council approved a $1.5 million tax rebate for the company. The store - if it came - would likely be part of a new development not far from the Goodyear campus. Many local officials believe the store would be a boon to the local economy, but others question that conventional wisdom. Kymberli Hagelberg has been following this issue for Akron Beacon Journal and spoke with ideastream's Eric Wellman.