$4.4M in city tax breaks on track for approval – Dave Taylor – Tribune Star

Tax breaks for some significant industrial and commercial investments in Terre Haute are making their way through the approval process. The procedure requires two votes by the City Council, the mayor’s signature and action by the city’s Board of Public Works and Safety.

The public works board signed off Tuesday on property tax abatements totaling $4.4 million on $48 million in investments that businesses say will create or retain 158 jobs with annual payrolls totaling $8.2 million. Salaries would range from $42,567 to $75,000.

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Decrepit Bank Highlights Pitfalls of Tax Sale System – JORDAN VANDENBERGE – TriState Homepage.com

It is just one of more than 600 properties that are up for sale at Vanderburgh County’s annual tax sale. But a century old building on Evansville’s west side is emblematic of what some describe as a broken system.

Built in the early 1900s, the former Howell Mortage Bank at 3000 Broadway Avenue has been a frequent flyer on the county’s tax sale list. According to property records, it has gone unsold at the annual tax sale every year since at least 2013. It has had five different owners — many of whom are limited liability companies — in the past decade.

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Steel firm’s plans to leave Cook County for Indiana blamed on anti-business policies – Michael Carroll – Illinois New Network

A Cook County steel plant is laying the groundwork to relocate to Gary, Ind., after winning the Gary Redevelopment Commission’s go-ahead this week for a 25-acre purchase of industrial land.

The move by Alliance Steel Corp. prompted observers of Illinois’ business climate to say it reflects a continuing out-migration of Illinois businesses looking to escape high taxes, bad public policies and a looming pension crisis. The company expects to employ about 100 people at its planned 250,000-square-foot plant in Gary.

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Officials: NTK bringing 198 jobs, $98 million investment to Anderson – Ken de la Bastide – The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON – A sister company to NTN Driveshaft will make a $98 million investment in Anderson that will bring 198 jobs to the city.

Anderson city officials will announce this morning that NTK Precision Axel Corp. will build a 300,000 square foot facility to the west of the NTN Driveshaft building near 73rd Street and Layton Road.

NTK hopes to start production at the Anderson facility in October 2018. The last of the 198 jobs are expected to be created by 2021.

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Industrial Park Owner Adds Former GM Lot – Dan McGowan – Inside Indiana Business

ANDERSON – The owners of Raceway Industrial Park in Anderson have acquired a nearby property from the RACER Trust. The nearly 15-acre tract previously served as parking for the old General Motors facilities. Tower Anderson LLC says the property will be used to expand the park’s parking and storage capacity.

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Annex 41 student apartment developer reducing tax abatement request – Tribune Star – Sue Loughlin

The developer of a new student apartment complex at 220-224 N. Third St. is seeking a five-year tax abatement from the city, according to an amended application filed with the city clerk’s office.

The Terre Haute City Council is expected to discuss the abatement during tonight’s sunshine meet, which begins at 6 p.m.

Earlier, the Indianapolis-based private developer of Annex 41 had requested a nine-year tax abatement for the $25 million student housing project, which would be on property currently owned by the Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club. But on Wednesday, the attorney for the developer — Annex Student Living — submitted an amended application for a five-year abatement.

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D & L Wood granted abatements by Crown Point – NWI Times – Phil Wieland

CROWN POINT | D & L Wood Products received approval for two tax abatements from the City Council last week to expand its business.

The company bought the former Babe Ruth fields on Indiana Avenue from the city earlier this year and plans to build a 25,000-square-foot office and warehouse building on a portion of it. The project is valued at almost $2 million, and the company plans to bring in about $250,000 in new equipment, including a $200,000 computerized inventory management system.

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