Enterprise Zone

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Enterprise Zone Incentives

 Some of the sites available in West Frankfort lie within our enterprise zone and there are areas that may provide suitable sites that could be added if needed (assuming the necessary employment conditions are met). The following benefits could be provided:

    Sales tax exemption of 6.25% on materials purchased for remodeling, rehabilitation or new construction in the zone.


Property tax abatement on new construction, new improvements or renovation or rehabilitating shall be abated for commercial, industrial or manufacturing property located within the zone area at the following rate:


Year 1 and 2:                          100%

Year 3:                                    75%

Year 4:                                    50%

Year 5:                                    25%


Enterprise Zone Investment Tax Credit of 0.5% is allowed for qualified property including machinery, equipment and buildings. The credit may be carried forward for up to 5 years


Enterprise Zone Jobs Tax Credit allows a business a $500.00 credit on Illinois income taxes for each job created in the zone for which a certified dislocated worker or economically disadvantaged individual is hired. The credit may be carried 5 years


A Utility Tax Exemption of 5.1% on utilities and 7% on telecommunications is also available to qualified applicants



Local Incentives


West Frankfort has the ability to offer some or all of the following incentives to prospective businesses and employers:


Extension of water and sewer lines at no cost or at reduced cost


Waiver of water and sewer tap-on fees


Waiver of building permit cost


Extension of access roads into industrial site at no cost or at reduced cost


Provide a building site at no cost for businesses that create economic opportunity and jobs for the area


Extension of power into property as needed at no cost or at reduced cost