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Incentives & Programs

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Westerville Economic Development is your one-stop shop for all your economic development needs, whether you have questions for the City, need help identifying available real estate in the community or would like to make contact with the resources and officials at Columbus 2020 and JobsOhio. We look forward to working with you.

Tax Incentives

Property Tax Abatement - Reduces the structural property taxes on new construction or significant rehabilitation of existing structures in designated Community Reinvestment Areas.

Income Tax Offset - Businesses adding jobs may be eligible to receive an annual payment from payroll taxes the new employees pay to the City of Westerville.

Access to Capital

Forgivable Loan - Interest-free loans for relocation and other expenses for companies bringing new jobs to the community. Loans may be forgiven after five years if the business remains in Westerville and payroll requirements are met.

Uptown Improvement Program (formerly the Uptown Facade Improvement Program) - Matching grant used to offset up to 50% of costs associated with the renovation or restoration of building exteriors in the Uptown District. Applications for this program are accepted year-round. 

businessWISE - Provides rebates for eligible energy efficiency and conservation projects installed by commercial and industrial customers.

Competitive Advantage

WeConnect Data Center - The WeConnect Data Center helps businesses reduce capital and operating costs. IT infrastructure includes a high-speed fiber network connected to a 16,000 square foot data center offering a suite of colocation-to-cloud solutions.

Municipal Utilities - City-owned and operated electric, fiber and water utilities provide businesses with low utility costs, faster response times and improved reliability.

Workplace Wellness - Westerville's award-winning Parks & Recreation Department offers employees residential registration rates, fitness screenings and health programming.


Jason Bechtold
Economic Development Director
City of Westerville
Phone: (614) 901-6403


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