Butler County’s economic development plans include millions in investment

Butler County officials hope 2021 will be “the ‘transformational’ year for spurring economic development” as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to ease up, and they plan to invest “healthy amounts of cash” to support that goal, the Journal-News reports. The county “has $74.4 million coming from the federal government, and the Butler County Port Authority has $1.8 million plus development tools like tax breaks to encourage development,” according to the article. County Commissioner T.C. Rogers said “we want that [investment] to be transformational in what the return is to the county” as opposed to one-time expenditures. The commissioners and port authority board plan to meet soon “to discuss philosophies, because the port is in a unique position to use the economic development-driving tools.” For more, read the full article

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