The Ohio Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development tool administered by municipal and county governments that provides real and personal property tax exemptions to businesses making investments in Ohio. These zones within Ohio are designated areas in which businesses can receive tax incentives in the form of tax exemptions on eligible new investment.
A required element in the establishment of Enterprise Zones in Richland County was the designation of an Enterprise Zone Manager for each zone. The Richland County Regional Planning Commission has served at the Enterprise Zone Manager for Richland County since the late 1980’s. Under the umbrella of the Richland County program, are the Enterprise Zones that cover the following communities: