Incentives & Financing
Whether you run an established corporation or are developing an early-stage business, the City of Cincinnati provides the resources you need to grow and thrive.

City of Cincinnati Financing & Incentives

New and existing businesses locating in Cincinnati can take advantage of a variety of incentives and tax credits to reduce the costs. Familiarize yourself with the various incentives available to businesses and download the respective one-sheets or contact us for more information.

Community Reinvestment Area

The Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Commercial Abatement program offers companies and developers building or renovating a residential, commercial, industrial, or mixed-use facility in cases where the new or renovated facilities will result in job creation. LEARN MORE

Grocery Incentives

The City of Cincinnati offers several incentives for supermarkets and other retail grocery outlets committed to opening a stores in neighborhoods that do not have access to fresh food markets. LEARN MORE

Job Creation Tax Credit

The City of Cincinnati may offer a job creation tax credit (JCTC) to a company that is considering expanding in, or moving to, Cincinnati. The JCTC provides an increase to a company’s yearly profits by reducing their tax obligation to the City.  LEARN MORE

Tax Increment Financing

Developers making a large-scale investment that requires substantial public improvements may be able to use tax increment financing (TIF) to offset a portion of those costs. The city has 21 tax increment districts and in some cases will create a TIF specific to a project. LEARN MORE


Browse our frequently ask questions regarding incentive programs. LEARN MORE