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A Columbus Council candidate forum in October 2019. From left: Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Joe Motil, moderator Walker Evans, Emmanuel Remy, Scott Singratsomboune and Tiffany White.
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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.

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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

Jan 21, 2019
A sign displays information about the filming of scenes for the John Travolta movie I Am Wrath being shot inside the Ohio Statehouse on March 18, 2015.
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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.

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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.

Construction at River & Rich in Franklinton.
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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.

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.

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.

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Cincinnati mayor John Cranley says the region can win the bid for Amazon's second headquarters.

A Foxconn factory in the Czech Republic.
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Columbus City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a proposal to allow tax incentives for larger businesses promising new jobs.