tax abatements

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Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton has made visits this month to businesses granted tax abatements by the city.

It’s normal – required, in many cases – for some sort of check-in to happen, but on this week’s Ask The Mayor, we find out whether Mayor Barton thinks changes that could be afoot in the coming years thanks to Stellar Cities money may change the way the city looks at abatements.

Also on this week’s show, we check back in on the progress of the reconstituted Crawfordsville Human Rights Commission.

An Indianapolis-based company is relocating to Lafayette.

Copper Moon Coffee is moving its operations to a ten-acre property on Veterans Memorial Parkway East, near the IU Health Arnett Hospital.

To help make it possible, Tippecanoe County officials have granted the company a $500,000 ten- year abatement on real estate and an $800,000 seven-year abatement on manufacturing equipment.

The Tippecanoe County Council gave final approval for the request this morning.

The coffee roasting company would bring 19 jobs to the area in the first two years.

Tippecanoe County Commissioners have approved two tax abatements to allow a business to relocate to Lafayette.

Copper Moon Coffee is requesting a $500,000 ten- year abatement on real estate and an $800,000 seven-year abatement on manufacturing equipment.

The coffee roasting business will use the tax breaks to move from Indianapolis to a building on Veterans Memorial Parkway East.

The County Council has the final say on the abatements.

Members approved the request on first vote last month and are expected to take a final vote at their October 9th meeting.

An Indianapolis-based company is relocating to Lafayette.

Copper Moon Coffee will be moving its operations to a ten-acre property on Veterans Memorial Parkway East, near the IU Health Arnett Hospital.

The Tippecanoe County Council has given initial approval to designate an Economic Revitalization Area, which makes applying for tax abatements possible.

Copper Moon is requesting a $500,000 ten-year abatement on real estate and an $800,000 seven-year abatement on manufacturing equipment.

Council members approved the tax breaks on the first vote.