Provides for a statewide job tax credit for any business or headquarters of any such business engaged in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, processing, telecommunications, tourism, research and development industries or services for the elderly and persons with disabilities but does not include retail businesses. If other requirements are met, job tax credits are available to businesses of any nature, including retail businesses, in counties recognized and designated as the 40 least developed counties.
Counties and certain census tracts in the state are ranked and placed in economic tiers using the following factors:
1. highest unemployment rate;
2. lowest per capita income; and
3. highest percentage of residents whose incomes are below the poverty level.
To determine the designation area for an address location, go to the Interactive Map, including designated LDCT and Military Zones. Click on the layers for the LDCT and Military Zones to have these layers shown on the map.