Local Business Incentives

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Community Development Block Grant

  • Creates and retains permanent, private sector job opportunities through the expansion and retention of business and industry in Ohio communities through Fixed Assets Loans and Public Off-site Infrastructure Assistance.
  • Non-entitlement cities and counties may apply on behalf of for-profit businesses committing to create at least five jobs within its jurisdiction.

Enterprise Zone

Community Reinvestment Act

  • Provides local real property tax incentives for residents and businesses.
  • Real property investors meeting the local criteria thresholds must apply to the municipality or county for the real property tax exemption.

Revolving Loan Funds

  • Provides gap financing for local business development.

Municipal Job Creation Tax Credit

  • Provides credit against Sidney corporate income tax based on Sidney income tax withheld from new jobs created.

Municipal Job Retention Tax Credit

  • Provides credit against Sidney corporate income tax based on Sidney income tax withheld from jobs retained.

Business High Volume Water Use Rebate Program

  • Existing businesses who use water in excess of 100,000 ccf annually may be eligible for a rebate on expanded water usage for a period of up to 8 years.  
  • New businesses may be eligible to receive rebates after an initial 12 months of operation.  The new business rebate applies to usage in excess of 100,000 ccf annually for a period of 4 years.
  • Businesses must apply to the City Manager, execute a rebate program contract and maintain agreed upon water usage to receive water use rebates.
  • Click here to read more about the City of Sidney High Volume Water Rebate Program Details
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