New Markets Tax Credit Coalition Report Highlights Impact on Jobs and Investment in Rural Communities
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition, representing 150 finance and community development experts and practitioners nationwide, released a report detailing an unprecedented level of private investment in rural communities around the United States. The NMTC has helped rural communities increase healthcare access, financing 107 rural healthcare facilities or clinics, totaling nearly $800 million in project costs between 2003 and 2014.
“The New Markets Tax Credit has a long track record of delivering capital to our country’s most economically distressed urban and rural communities. In recent years, the credit’s rural impact has been especially important with increasingly diminished economic opportunity due to inadequate access to capital, depressing those local economies and leading to high unemployment levels,” said Robert W. Davenport, NMTC Coalition president and special advisor to the National Development Council. “As a result, the NMTC has become a big deal for rural America–creating tens of thousands of jobs, financing over 800 businesses and facilities, and boosting local economies.
For more information on the New Markets Tax Credit and details of the latest report, click HERE.
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On April 24, 2019, the community celebrated the groundbreaking for a new paint facility that will improve efficiency and preserve the quality of The World’s Best Truck. The project represents $140 million in capital investment and will bring 100 new, great paying jobs to Ross County upon its completion in 2021. The Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which opened in 1974, currently employs more than 2300 people. In addition to the new paint facility, a $30 million robotic cab assembly system will be installed this summer.read more
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