June 8, 2018 – Topgolf is an international chain of sports bar-type theme parks built around golf. The company says it needs $2.6 million in incentives to build in Albuquerque, and there are supporters on the city council. But details – such as adding possible clawbacks to the deal – still need to be worked out before the final vote on June 18, and some on the council are urging caution. Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate the merits and pitfalls of such incentive packages.
For Further Reading:
Topgolf rep, others speak out about potential city incentives, By Ron Davis, Albuquerque Business First
What BigShots Golf had to say about Topgolf $2.6M incentive proposal, By Ron Davis, Albuquerque Business First
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP