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) ProgramThe 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.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) DistrictsTIF 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 them directly at 614.342.4015 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A map of the fiber network is below.
Whether you are a site selector, developer, real estate professional or a business owner this GIS mapping tool was created to further assist you in identifying infrastructure elements, zoning classifications, utilities, and many other features available to Gahanna properties.
You can access this tool by clicking on the links below:
Salary by Occupation
The Columbus Region has a majority white-collar workforce, including a talent pool of 39,660 people in management occupations, 53,750 in business and financial occupations, and 41,040 in computer and mathematical science occupations.
Columbus Region Employment by Occupation
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2011
Source 2: COLUMBUS 2020 http://columbusregion.com
Workforce Cost Factors
Unemployment Insurance Tax Cost
Source: Unemployment Insurance Opportunity Report, October 2012
Source: 2012 Oregon Workers' Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary