The City of Sidney is a low-cost community in which to live and operate a business. Per a survey of area local governments that included real estate tax, local school taxes, city income tax and water/sewer rates, Sidney was the lowest cost community of all 34 cities surveyed.
more information and links to surveys
The City offers many incentives for businesses wishing to expand or locate in Sidney, such as:
ENTERPRISE ZONE - Real and personal property tax abatement program for manufacturing, warehousing and R & D facilities that agree to retain or create employment and establish, expand, renovate or occupy a facility.
Enterprise Zone Policy - eleven pages.
Enterprise Zone Application -six pages.
Community Reinvestment Area – Real property tax abatement program for residential, commercial and industrial projects that take place within a CRA zone.
Community Reinvestment Area Application - five pages.
Downtown Rehab Policy - two pages.
Downtown Rehab Application - one page.
Application for Site Plan Approval
Ohio Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Investment Grant Program- – This new program will effectively replace the former M&E Investment Tax Credit as the mechanism to take a non-refundable incentive against a corporation’s franchise tax liability or an individual’s state income tax liability