tax incentives Tax Abatements Top City Council Candidate Forum By Nick Evans • Oct 24, 2019 Nick Evans / WOSU City Council candidates clashed over tax abatements at a Columbus Metropolitan Club forum on Wednesday. Incumbents defend the idea, but challengers see plenty to criticize. Columbus Council To Vote On Tax Break Recommendations By Nick Evans • Oct 7, 2019 Paul Sableman / Flickr Columbus City Council votes Monday night to approve the recommendations of a board that oversees business tax incentives. Ohio Film Commissions Seeking Bigger Production Incentives By Associated Press • Jan 21, 2019 Ann Sanner / AP The film commissions of Cleveland and Cincinnati are asking Ohio to increase the annual amount of tax incentives to draw more film productions to the state. Columbus Council Member Calls For $15 Minimum Wage In Exchange For Tax Breaks By Nick Evans • Dec 7, 2018 Marla Pollitt / Pixabay Columbus uses income tax incentives to encourage employers to create jobs. On Friday, City Council member Elizabeth Brown is announcing a measure requiring those jobs to pay at least $15 an hour. Columbus Prepares To Change How It Gives Out Tax Abatements By Nick Evans • Jul 17, 2018 Nick Evans / WOSU Columbus leaders baked in the Tuesday morning sun at River And Rich to promote a new tax abatement strategy aimed at increasing Columbus’ stock of affordable housing. State Says Amazon Tax Credit Will Depend on Performance By editor • Oct 31, 2017 Amazon is getting a tax break from the state worth about $4 million dollars for its planned Euclid facility, but that money comes with some strings attached. Make that about a thousand strings. Kasich Teases Possible Deal Coming From Google By Andy Chow • Oct 27, 2017 Several Ohio cities are waiting to hear how their bids for Amazon's second headquarters went over with the retail giant. Gov. John Kasich is teasing the possibility of a new tech giant moving into Ohio. Cincinnati Mayor On Amazon: 'We Have A Real Chance To Win This Bid' By Jay Hanselman • Oct 20, 2017 Jeff Kubina / Flickr Cincinnati mayor John Cranley says the region can win the bid for Amazon's second headquarters. Proposal Would Allow Tax Incentives For Big Employers Like Foxconn By Clare Roth • Jul 31, 2017 Nadkachna / Wikimedia Commons Columbus City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a proposal to allow tax incentives for larger businesses promising new jobs.