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11 Firms Getting State Tax Breaks

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved tax breaks for a handful of companies who say they plan to create jobs and invest 51 million dollars in the state. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Governor Kasich says the state will provide financial assistance for 11 projects throughout Ohio.  He says 874 jobs will be retained statewide with the money.  410 new jobs will be created.  Among the companies getting assistance:  Air Transport International in Wilmington.  It plans to add 65 full time jobs.  Jedsen Engineering in Cincinnati plans to create 30 full time jobs.  Kroger will set up 23 full time jobs in Franklin County.  Freeway Corporation in Cuyahoga County will create 20 full time jobs.  RTS in Ashtabula is supposed to add 30 new full time positions.  In Urbana, Robert Rothschild Farm is expected to institute 25 new jobs.  All of the projects together are expect to generate more than 20 million dollars in new payroll.



Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.