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  • Incentives to do Business in Dublin, Ohio

  • Dublin prides itself in offering incentives tailored for each company, because the “one-size-fits-all” approach just doesn’t apply. We recommend a consultation with our economic development team to better ascertain the City’s potential incentive investment for your specific project. But, some of our most popular incentives include:

    Workforce Training Voucher Program
    The Ohio Development Services Agency is launching round two of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program. The training voucher program is designed to offset a portion of the employer’s costs to upgrade the skills of its incumbent workforce and will provide reimbursement to eligible employers for specific training costs accrued during training. To learn more, visit: http://www.development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_wtvp.htm.

    The City is willing to consider financial incentives to assist with land acquisition, which could buy-down or potentially eliminate initial land expense commitments. We also own approximately 200 acres in the northwestern portion of the city that are certified by the State of Ohio as Job Ready Sites and are appropriately zoned with an administrative approval process in place for ease of office, research and lab development.

    Performance-based Incentives
    The City may offer growing companies annual performance-based cash incentives based upon a percentage of actual payroll withholdings (2% of wages). Using job and payroll growth figures provided by the company, we may propose multiple-year term annual payments equivalent to a set percentage of the total annual payroll withholdings paid to the City.

    The City can help with growing pains. We may provide a Technology Grant and/or Relocation Grant, to offset moves and/or technology upgrades to facilities.

    Green Grants
    We welcome and encourage companies to build “green” by providing a Green Building Grant. This cash grant is payable upon receipt of LEED certification. Certification, at any level, must be obtained to receive this incentive. The grant is scalable depending on the level of LEED achieved and size of facility being constructed/renovated.

    The City of Dublin possesses 120 miles of 96 single-mode optical fibers looping throughout Central Ohio, also known as Dublink. TThese optical fibers can provide a unique opportunity to interconnect multiple facilities within reasonable proximity to the optical fiber route.

    The City of Dublin can aggressively provide necessary road and utility improvements. We have a Five-Year Capital Improvements budget that is robust and flexible. The City has more than 20 established Tax Increment Financing districts, which have already funded significant improvements to our public infrastructure.

    Please note – each negotiation is unique based on company needs, and yields different outcomes. All incentives require approval from Dublin City Council.

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