Development fee assistance to businesses include but are not limited to Building Permit and Inspection Fees, Water and Sewer Connection Feeds, Water and Sewer Impact Fees and Planning and Zoning Fees. This program provides a reimbursement of up to a 50% of total eligible fees paid up to a maximum of $50,000.
BUILDING EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENT GRANT
To encourage business and property owners to rehabilitate, renovate or improve their property. These grants are available to all office, retail, manufacturing and industrial property owners. New construction is not eligible. The program provides a reimbursement of up to 50% of total eligible costs associated with comprehensive fixed capital improvements to the exterior of the property up to a maximum of $50,000 per project.
WORKFORCE TRAINING INCENTIVES
QUICK RESPONSE TRAINING PROGRAM (QRT)
An employer-driven training program designed to assist new value-added businesses and provide existing businesses the necessary training for expansion. The company may use in-house training, outside vendor training programs or the local educational entity to provide training. Reimbursable training expenses include: instructors’/trainers’ wages, curriculum development, and textbooks/manuals.
INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM (IWT)
Provides training to currently employed workers to keep workforce competitive in a global economy and to retain existing businesses. The program is available to businesses that have been in operation for at least one year prior to application and require skills upgrade training for existing employees.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY INCENTIVES
The Brownfield Redevelopment Bonus Refund is available to encourage Brownfield redevelopment and job creation. Approved applicants receive tax refunds of up to $2,500 for each job created.