In partnership with our local school districts, 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 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.
In 2018, Washington Court House was approved for a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ). QOZs were created as an economic development tool, designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities. Here, you will find a map of the Washington Court House Qualified Opportunity Zone
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. Along with local employee training assistance, new and existing businesses can utilize the JobsOhio Workforce Grant which was created to promote economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing funding for the improvement of worker skills and abilities in the State of Ohio.
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.