The three primary governmental orginizations in Guernsey County ( City of Cambridge, Village of Byesville, County) are dedicated to providing a business climate favorable to growth and development in the area. The offering of local tax incentives where appropriate is an outreach of business-friendly initiatives. Tax abatement is available in Guernsey County to qualifying commercial and industrial firms through either the Rural Enterprise Zone or Community Reinvestment Area program. The amount and length of tax abatement availability is based on capital improvements for real estate or equipment and/or job creation or retention.
Qualifying businesses include manufacturing, warehousing, research/development or distribution. Retail businesses may qualify under the Community Reinvestment Area program. Agreement must be negotiated prior to investment being made. The above incentive in detail in “Tax Incentives & Financing Options” under “Area Benefits.”