The City offers a variety of incentives to encourage investment in the community. The programs include:
Community Reinvestment Area (CRA)
The City's CRA is located at the southeast corner of State Route 16 (Broad Street) and Mink Street. This CRA provides the opportunity for eligible projects to receive tax exemptions on new investment in real property improvements. The program can provide an exemption of up to 100% for up to a 15 year term on the increase in the assessed value of real property as a result of improvements to that property. The City's Job Ready Site is located within this CRA.
Click here to download a copy of the CRA Map
Enterprise Zone (EZ):
The City is located in an Enterprise Zone, which provides the opportunity for eligible projects to receive tax exemptions of up to 75% for 15 years. These exemptions apply to investment in new real property improvements.
Joint Economic Development District (JEDD):
The City has partnered with Harrison Township and the City of Newark to create a Joint Economic Development District in and around the Job Ready Site / Pataskala Corporate Park area. This area consists of over 500+ acres of prime development sites. The JEDD establishes and income tax of 1.75% in this JEDD area which will provide additional resources for infrastructure improvements in the JEDD area.
Click here to download a copy of the JEDD Area Map
Tax Increment Financing:
The City currently has three Tax Increment Financing (TIF) areas, with two of the areas located along State Route 310, south of the Old Village Area, and a TIF in the City's primary Planned Manufacturing area southeast of the intersection of State Route 16 (Broad Street) and Mink Street, which includes the City's Job Ready Site / Pataskala Corporate Park. Tax Increment Financing provides for a re-direction of increased property taxes from new development towards infrastructure improvements in and around the Pataskala Corporate Park.