Incentives & Programs

The perfect place to grow your business

A variety of economic development incentives, site selection tools, and expedited permitting assistance are available for businesses expanding in or locating to Hilliard.

Hilliard’s Economic Development Department is also the local contact for state and regional resources through One Columbus and JobsOhio.

Read more below, or download our flyer!

Property Tax Abatement – Reduces real property taxes on new commercial construction or rehabilitation of existing structures in designated Community Reinvestment Areas.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) – Redirects a portion of new real estate taxes from commercial property improvements to finance public infrastructure.

Job Growth Incentive – Companies adding high-wage jobs may be eligible to receive an annual payment or refundable tax credit equal to a portion of the new employees’ City of Hilliard income tax withholdings. This program is customizable based on a company’s needs.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) – Financing program for qualifying energy and water efficiency improvements that allow projects to be financed through assessments on a property owner’s real estate tax bill.

SWACO Business Recycling Program – Offers resources, incentives and recognition to help businesses establish sustainable materials management practices.

Hilliard Fiber Optic Network (HiFiO) – The City of Hilliard constructed a 30-mile fiber optic network. HiFiO is available to businesses, providing more choice and cost savings options for internet service and technology solutions.

Innovation Grant – Available for companies looking to grow R&D investment and high-wage job creation within the City of Hilliard. Grant funding must be used for the acquisition of equipment associated with the development, demonstration and/or commercialization of emerging technologies.

Get Your Incentives Today

Download the applications and e-mail them to David Meadows at

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