LOCAL INCENTIVES – Applicable incentives vary based on project location and scope


COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION ENHANCEMENT DISTRICT (CRED) – Credit against a taxpayer’s state and local tax liability for a qualified investment in that year

• Amount of credit is the qualified investment multiplied by twenty-five percent (25%)

• Special incentive packages may be based on recoupment of sales tax and/or state income tax amounts


INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS – Low-interest tax-exempt bonds; Interests on the bonds is exempt from federal and state income tax


NEW MARKET TAX CREDIT (NMTC) – Taxpayers receive a Federal Tax Credit for making qualified equity investments. The credit totals 39% over a seven year credit allowance period

• NMTC program may be layered with other federal tax benefits


TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) – TIF allows the city to use increased tax revenues stimulated by redevelopment or economic development to pay for the capital improvements, such as roads and utilities, within the boundary of the TIF district


ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES – Foreign Trade Zone Companies that import or re-export can realize substantial time and financial savings via the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), a federal program designed to support American business and job growth. In just a 30-minute conversation with your CFO or CEO, an FTZ consultant is able to gather the data required to produce a feasibility study/cost-benefit analysis, and it is free to you. INzone ( or 317-487-7200), Central Indiana’s FTZ Grantee Administrator, pays for the study and helps connect you to qualified consultants.

In an FTZ, your company could experience these benefits:

• Duty Savings – Imports may be admitted and held in an FTZ without paying U.S. Customs duties.

• Flexibility – All merchandise, whether domestic or foreign, may be placed in an FTZ. Within an FTZ users can mix, manipulate, test, clean, sample, salvage, process, display, repair, destroy, assemble, and manufacture merchandise and goods.

• Zone-to-Zone Transfer – Items can be transferred between zones without being subjected to taxes.

• Duty Rate Choice – FTZ users can pay the duty rate applicable to either the raw materials or the finished products manufactured from the raw materials, depending upon which is lower.

• Shelf-Life – Items can be stored indefinitely in an FTZ, unlike a bonded warehouse.

• Labeling – No country-of-origin labels are required on merchandise admitted to the FTZ.

• Quota / Supply Chain Efficiency – Zone users can bring in bulk shipments and store quota goods in a FTZ until the next quota period allows for importation and distribution into the U.S.


STATE OF INDIANA – Indiana also offers many grants and incentives to qualified businesses. More detailed information can be obtained from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation web site at