Economic Development Incentives

The City of Harrison has a pre-1994 Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) of more than 900 acres of industrial and commercially zoned property. The CRA permits the City to consider tax abatements on new structures and improvements to existing structures. Although the incentives are for 10-year periods, actual incentive levels are based on project investment and job creation. This program is administered solely by the City of Harrison. View Harrison CRA map

The City of Harrison is also within an Enterprise Zone (EZ) area, which is an economic development tool administered by municipal and county governments that provides real and personal property tax exemptions to businesses making investments in Ohio on eligible new investment. The Enterprise Zone Program can provide tax exemptions for a portion of the value of new real and personal property investment (when that personal property is still taxable) when the investment is made in conjunction with a project that includes job creation. Existing land values and existing building values are not eligible (except in rare circumstances). More information

The Harrison Economic Development Department works closely with the Ohio Development Services Agency, ODOT, REDI Cincinnati, HCDC and Hamilton County to provide access to state grants, loans, job training and tax credits. The City also works with developers in certain instances to reduce or eliminate certain permit fees or reduce utility tap fees for projects that bring jobs and investment to the community. 

For more information about incentive programs, please contact Economic Development Director Shannon David Hamons at (513) 202-8492, or email