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Austin tells Marriott developer it violated $3.8 million incentive deal

By Marty Toohey - American-Statesman Staff

The developer building a J.W. Marriott in downtown Austin has broken its economic incentive agreement with the city and should forfeit $3.8 million, according to the city staff.

White Lodging, the developer, has refused to cooperate with a city investigation into whether construction workers have been paid less than required in the agreement, according to a letter sent Friday evening from Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes.

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