April 29, 2012

City looks to clarify incentive programs

Arizona Daily Star “As part of its negotiations with the Rio Nuevo board, the city put together a list of 21 tools, incentives and improved processes now potentially available to businesses downtown.

The benefits range from fee waivers and tax abatements to relaxed development standards, an easier certificate-of-occupancy process and loan guarantees.

‘I think businesses don’t even know what’s available,’ said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who along with Councilwoman Karin Uhlich hosted the most recent in a series of ‘Tucson Means Business’ forums Thursday.” Read more…