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Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Economic development. Makes certain amendments to the Hoosier business investment tax credit, the economic development for a growing economy tax credit, the headquarters relocation tax credit, and the redevelopment tax credit. Adds veteran owned businesses to the list of businesses that would qualify for an enhanced venture capital tax credit. Limits the total amount of credits that the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) may award for a calendar year for all taxpayers for all applicable tax credits to $300,000,000. Specifies the procedure by which the IEDC may designate an area as an innovation development district (district). Requires the IEDC to Economic development. Makes certain amendments to the Hoosier business investment tax credit, the economic development for a growing economy tax credit, the headquarters relocation tax credit, and the redevelopment tax credit. Adds veteran owned businesses to the list of businesses that would qualify for an enhanced venture capital tax credit. Limits the total amount of credits that the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) may award for a calendar year for all taxpayers for all applicable tax credits to $300,000,000. Specifies the procedure by which the IEDC may designate an area as an innovation development district (district). Requires the IEDC to enter into an agreement with the executive of a city, town, or county, or, if applicable, executives, with territory located in the district establishing the terms and conditions governing certain districts. Requires the IEDC to establish a local innovation development district fund for each district. Provides that money in a local innovation development district fund is continuously appropriated for the uses of the fund. Authorizes a county, city, or town to establish a workforce retention and recruitment program and fund (fund) for the purposes of recruiting and retaining individuals who will satisfy the current and future workforce needs of the unit's employers or provide substantial economic impact to the unit, including providing incentives in the form of grants or loans to qualified workers. Authorizes the unit to transfer money into the fund from other sources. Provides that the executive of the unit shall administer the fund in coordination with a workforce fund board of managers appointed by the executive of the unit. Provides that the IEDC may award a tax credit for media production expenses for certain media productions in Indiana. Provides for the augmentation of the amount appropriated to the IEDC in an amount not to exceed $300,000,000 for the purposes of business promotion and innovation. Specifies that funds appropriated to the IEDC for the purposes of business promotion and innovation do not revert to the state general fund. Requires the IEDC to identify state laws and regulations that burden existing businesses or inhibit creation of new businesses and provide a report with recommendations to the general assembly and budget committee. Makes conforming changes. ... View more