Richland County approves enterprise zone agreements, creates economic development office

Commissioners in Richland County “took a couple of steps forward” in economic development efforts recently, approving “revised and new enterprise zone agreements for a Bellville area company” and voting “to seek proposals for a director for a newly created county development department,” the Mansfield News Journal reports. The new enterprise zone agreement, for Major Metals, “provides a 50% abatement for 15 years for an expansion project,” while the amendment corrects a clerical error on a previous agreement, according to the article. The commissioners also voted to advertise “for proposals for economic development services from an individual or an organization to operate an economic development office for the county.” For more, read the full article.

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