Portland City Council approves new tax break for businesses willing to rent in the central city

Posted on AllSides September 14th, 2023
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With foot traffic slow to recover after the pandemic, Portland officials have been working to attract more people — workers and otherwise — into the downtown area. PORTLAND, Ore. — A new tax incentive meant to draw businesses back to Portland's central city sailed through city council Thursday in a unanimous vote. The "Downtown Business Incentive" allows businesses to waive up to $250,000 in business license taxes they'd normally owe the city. Foot traffic in downtown Portland and the surrounding district has been slow to recover after the pandemic, more...

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