Community Reinvestment Area

The Ohio Community Reinvestment Area program is an economic development tool administered by municipal and county government that provides real property tax exemptions for property owners who renovate existing or construct new buildings. Community Reinvestment Areas are areas of land in which property owners can receive tax incentives for investing in real property improvements.  The program is delineated into two distinct categories, those created prior to July 1994 ("pre-1994") and those created after the law changes went into effect after July 1994.

The Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Program is a direct incentive tax exemption program benefiting property owners who renovate existing or construct new buildings.  This program permits municipalities or counties to designate areas where investment has been discouraged as a CRA to encourage revitalization of the existing housing stock and the development of new structures.

Local municipalities or counties can determine the type of development to be supported by the CRA Program by specifying the eligibility of residential, commercial and/or industrial projects.

Businesses interested in pursuing this incentive should contact the local Community Reinvestment Area Housing Officer in the city, village, or county (in the case of a township location) of the potential investment.

Clinton County Port Authority

1113 Airport Road
Wilmington, OH 45177

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Category: Local Incentives

Application: Project financing Benefits: Access to capital markets, and potentially, tax-exempt interest rates. The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) can issue bonds on behalf of a borrower for the purpose of making the proceeds available to the borrower for certain projects. CCPA works...
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Application: New construction, expansion, or renovation projects Benefit: Abatement of property taxes The Ohio Enterprise Zone (“EZ”) program is an economic development tool administered by counties and municipalities that provides real and/or personal property tax incentives to companies expanding or relocating in Ohio...
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Application: New construction projects Benefit: Financing certain public infrastructure improvements, and in some cases, certain private improvements Tax Increment Financing (“TIF”) is a mechanism to use the future increase in property taxes (technically “PILOTs,” as described below) from a project or group of...
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