Tax Breaks

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Columbus City Council has signed off on a new strategy for offering property tax breaks to developers.

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The city of Columbus is overhauling its tax incentive policies to focus on increasing the availability of affordable housing in thriving neighborhoods like the Short North.

Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook did as was reported this week, announcing announced it will build a new, 970,000-square-foot data center in Central Ohio. And the company is doing it with the help of local and state tax incentives.

But the terms of those agreements weren’t easy to come by.

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With a planned opening of 2019, Facebook's 10th data center will be built in New Albany with $750 million and a mixture of local and state funding incentives. State officials hope it will only be the beginning.

A collection of community service groups is hoping they can get a tax break from the state with the help of a new bill. The measure would boost gyms like the YMCA.