Incentives

Tax Abatements

In partnership with the local school district, the City of Washington Court House can abate a portion of the company’s real estate property tax for a set period of time.The abatement term and total projected value can be determined once the City understands the proposed project real estate investment. An incentive package is generally determined and offered, based on one or more of the following:

  • Number of jobs created
  • Average wages of those new jobs
  • Gross annual payroll generated
  • Capital investment
  • Amount of new taxes generated by the project
  • Other direct economic benefits to the city 

An interested business is encouraged to contact the City's Economic Development Director, Chelsie Baker, to discuss eligibility requirements and the application process.

Financing

Working with our Community Improvement Corporation, the City of Washington Court House can offer alternative financing scenarios that could exempt the project from state sales and use taxes.

Tax Incremental Financing

Within defined redevelopment areas there may be funds made available for projects that forward stated redevelopment objectives and significantly leverage public funds to private dollars. An interested business is encouraged to contact the City's Economic Development Director, Chelsie Baker, to discuss eligibility requirements and the application process. You can find a GIS map of the TIF District(s) here.

Employee Training Assistance

Our local OhioMeansJobs center will work with you to provide job-skill training, applicant vetting, and drug testing.

Washington Court House Industrial Park  

The Washington Court House industrial park, located along U.S. Route 35, is the definition of shovel-ready and will be the quickest option for a new facility to move forward.