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A partnership between the City of Gahanna, the Gahanna Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) and Wow! Business, GahannaNet is a fiber-optic based network rich with features and a wide range of services.  This program allows companies to have direct access to Gahanna’s existing fiber optic infrastructure as well as customized technology service programs.



The Ohio Business Gateway is a “one-stop” approach to helping businesses find the assistance they need. With access to multiple state and local agencies, business owners are able to get information on a variety of topics:

  • hiring & training employees
  • required licensing & permits
  • finding financial assistance

State of Ohio Business Programs

2015 Ohio Export Internship Program


There’s no better state in the U.S. for your business investment. We’re here to show you why. Ohio presents a faster track for business formation, relocation or expansion, and JobsOhio is your ambassador. Need demographic data? Site-selection details? Supply chain analysis? We’ll provide it quickly. You’ll work with a dedicated advisor team to access the contacts and information you need to choose your location with confidence. Our job is to make your decision an easy one.

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Planning & Development

Gahanna offers a special quality of life that makes it a great community to call home for you, your family, and your business. The mission of Gahanna's Department of Planning & Development is to reaffirm and strengthen this quality of life through community and economic development projects. The Department of Planning & Development consists of professionals specializing in planning & zoning, economic development, and program administration all working together to serve the needs of the Gahanna community.

For more information about the City of Gahanna, click here.


The Gahanna Department of Planning & Development works with new and expanding businesses to encourage their growth and success. Listed below are some of the programs offered by the City for which your company may be eligible:

Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Program

The CRA Program offers real property tax abatement to new or expanding facilities. The term and percentage of tax abatement is based on project investment, the number of jobs created/ retained, and annual income tax paid to the City. Maps for Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4 and Zone 5 are available for determining eligible properties, and you can click here for the CRA application form.

Residential Incentive

A component of the CRA Program - Zone 5, allows residential property owners to receive property tax abatement for new construction or renovation of residential properties. The amount and term of tax abatement is based on the type of dwelling, total cost of improvements and potential increase of property value assigned by the Franklin County Auditor as a result of improvements.

  • 10 years for the remodeling of every dwelling containing not more than 2 family units and cost of remodeling is at least $2,500.
  • 12 years for the remodeling or expansion of every dwelling containing more than 2 units and cost of remodeling is at least $5,000.

For more information on residential tax abatement, please contact the Planning & Development Department at (614) 342-4015. Click here for the residential tax abatement application.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts

TIF Districts redirect property taxes from new construction or expansion to fund public infrastructure within the TIF District. Click here (link to map) to see if your property falls within a TIF District.

Office and Industrial Incentive

This program provides new and expanding businesses with an annual refund to a company for creating new jobs. The term and  percentage of the incentive are based on total annual salary, project investment, and the number of jobs created/retained for the City. Click here for program guidelines and application.


Gahanna has a municipal fiber network that lowers the cost of doing business by allowing dedicated access to multiple internet service providers at below market prices. For more information on GahannaNet, please contact the Department of Planning & Development by clicking here or calling 614.342.4015. A map of the fiber network is below.