Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2013
November 19, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17

EDI Grant - Project Accent - R-13-212


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Karen Stewart, Manager
Economic Development Division
ext. 6832

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-13-212 finding that Project Accent be approved for an Economic Development Incentive Grant for a five-year period.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 288.106 Tax refund program for qualified target industry business

Manatee County Government Incentive Program

Background Discussion

On April 21, 2009, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Manatee County Economic Development Incentive Program which provides for Economic Development Incentive (EDI) Grants.

EDI Grants are available to qualifying businesses creating new high-wage job opportunities, either by expanding an existing business or by bringing a new business to Manatee County. The incentive is customized per business based on the number of jobs created and percent above 115% of the average Manatee annual wage.

Project ACCENT will locate a manufacturing facility in Manatee County.

Project ACCENT is scheduled to create 8 jobs over five years paying a minimum of 115% of the 2011 Manatee County average annual wage plus benefits.

Manatee County staff will be responsible for monitoring EDI Grant requirements, as well as processing the invoice for payment upon completion of construction and upon confirmation of compliance with agreement to be executed.

Compliance with the program is managed through the adoption of Resolution R-13-212.

The County’s commitment will require future budget appropriations beginning FY 2014-2015 through FY 2018-2019, if job creation requirements are met.  We have appropriated monies annually for the last few years to be set aside for economic development incentives such as the state and local EDI program where applicable and will continue to ensure that reserves are set aside for this purpose and carried forward to fund the County’s future obligations ($8,000) for this application.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Original Resolution for Board Records; copy of stamped approved Agenda Memorandum and executed Resolution to Karen Stewart (karen.stewart@mymanatee.org), Neighborhood Services Department. Cc: Nicolette Coetzee (nicolette.coetzee@mymanatee.org) and Debbie Bassett (debbie.bassett@mymanatee.org), CAO.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$8,000 EDI 1070015806

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Over a 5 year period

Attachment:  Accent-R13212.pdf