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City offering area businesses credits for jobs they create


March 14, 2017

A job credit program approved recently by the City Council will pull down barriers and function as a marketing tool in the city’s pursuit of economic development, city officials say.

The council approved the program during its regular meeting March 14. The program provides up to $30,000 in credits toward city fees over a five-year period if a business creates new jobs.

“Right now, it’s a marketing tool as we start working with our partners to recruit,” said City Manager Ray Towry. “Our goal is to reduce barriers for relocation and expansion. Some of those are fees.”

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