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Internet Firm Gets City Tax Break

Columbus City Council last night approved a five year tax break for an internet company to retain and create jobs at a downtown building. Columbus Development Director Steve Schoeny says - which does business as the Shipyard - will work with companies on Internet marketing strategies.

The company is getting a tax break worth nearly 172 thousand dollars to create or retain 100 jobs. Council also set aside 225 thousand dollars for the work of a task force charged with reducing the city's high infant mortality rate. The money will go to the non-profit Health Care Collaborative of Greater Columbus. It will hire a consultant to help develop the task force’s plan that is expected to be released by June. Members want to reduce the local infant mortality rate by 40 percent in ten years.


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.
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