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County accepting citizen applications for Value Adjustment Board

County accepting citizen applications for Value Adjustment Board

Manatee County, Florida – Manatee County has an opening for a citizen member on the 2011 Value Adjustment Board.

The Value Adjustment Board appoints special magistrates to hear petitions relating to assessments filed pursuant to Section 194.011(3), F.S.; complaints relating to homestead exemptions as provided under Section 196.151, F.S.; appeals from exemptions denied, or disputes arising from exemptions granted, upon the filing of exemption applications under Section 196.011, F.S.; and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals and classifications.

Incentive grant helps secure thousands of jobs

Incentive grant helps secure thousands of jobs

Bradenton, Florida -- Since applying an Economic Development Incentive Grant to the local economy in 2009, thousands of jobs have been created or secured in Manatee County, according to information reported by the county government.

The full report expands on the success of the grant: Businesses that choose to locate or expand in Manatee County are scheduled to receive $2,819,920 in incentives over the next five years as a result of Manatee County’s popular Economic Development Incentive Grant. Since rolling out the grant in 2009, Manatee County Commissioners have awarded the grants that will go to create 2,241 new jobs and retain 227 jobs in our county. That means the incentives have helped 2,268 local families find work in Manatee County.

So, how can your company cash in on the EDI grant? First, your company must show that it will be adding new jobs that pay 115 percent of the average Manatee County annual wage which was $38,619 in 2009. Manatee County will pay $1,000 for each high-paying job your company creates. It doesn’t have to be a one-time grant, either. If your company expands incrementally over the years, all you’ll have to do is reapply for the grant for each new batch of jobs created.

Cash in on Manatee County's EDI grant

Cash in on Manatee County's EDI grant

Manatee County, FL -- Businesses that choose to locate or expand in Manatee County are scheduled to receive $2,819,920 in incentives over the next five years as a result of Manatee County’s popular Economic Development Incentive Grant.

Since rolling out the grant in 2009, Manatee County Commissioners have awarded the grants that will go to create 2,241 new jobs and retain 227 jobs in our county. That means the incentives have helped 2,268 local families find work in Manatee County. 

So, how can your company cash in on the EDI grant? First, your company must show that it will be adding new jobs that pay 115 percent of the average Manatee County annual wage which was $38,619 in 2009. Manatee County will pay $1,000 for each high-paying job your company creates.

Oshkosh brings new jobs to Pinellas and Manatee counties

Oshkosh brings new jobs to Pinellas and Manatee counties

Bradenton, Florida -- Pinellas County Economic Development and the Manatee Economic Development Council announced today that through Florida economic development assistance Oshkosh Corp. is expanding its operations in Florida. 

The result could add up to 200 jobs in Bradenton and Clearwater in 2011.

The Oshkosh Corp., a company that designs and builds specialty trucks and their bodies has decided to relocate two of its businesses, Medtec Ambulances and Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles (OSV), and consolidate them with two other existing business units in Florida.