County commissioners and board of education members took part in the May 22 work session with authority members, which was led by attorney Kevin Brown. The only local taxing agency without representation was the City of Gray.
The meeting was the second joint meeting on the topic, and Brown explained it was next to the last step for the process.
“What we are talking about is what you feel like are reasonable incentives. We are looking for the types and levels that you are comfortable with and can keep us competitive,” he said.
Each attendee was handed a worksheet that asked questions such as the number of employees a company should have to be eligible for incentives, the minimum investment required from the company, and if tax incentives and reduced land costs are both in play.
“What we hope to end with is a proposal that can be given to industries interested in locating to Jones County or are being approached,” Brown said.
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