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PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with  ARS § 37-17103. notice is hereby given that at its meeting of April 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm the Avondale City Council approved the estimates of revenues and expenses in the City of Avondale Proposed Annual Budget. In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, notice is hereby given that the City will hold a public hearing for proposed updates to City Department fees and charges. The changes to the fees and charges will be considered for adoption for fiscal year 2019 at its public meeting of June 18, 2018.   Summary of FY 19 Proposed Rate and Fee Schedule Charges.

Incentives

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The City is committed to supporting businesses within our community.  Your existing, expanding or relocating business is a valuable asset to Avondale.  Questions?  Call us at 623-333-1400 or ecdev@avondale.org.

Development Impact Fee Reduction

The City has established a $2,000,000 fund that will reduce development impact fees for commercial and residential projects by 20%. When a project is ready for permitting, the permit fee paid by the developer/company is reduced by 20%. 

Economic Development Agreements 

Because of the value placed on quality employment opportunities, Avondale utilizes economic development agreements (EDAs) as a tool for attracting businesses to the community. Incentives provided through our EDAs range from construction sales tax rebates to rebates of planning and constructions permits, as well as other fees. Other incentives may be provided on a case-by-case basis. 

Infill Incentive

Eligible projects within commercial and residential infill incentive areas will receive a waiver of 50% of the building permits and plan review fees through Avondale's Infill Incentive program.

Quality Jobs Tax Credit

The State of Arizona offers an incentive program that provides up to $9,000 of Arizona income or premium tax credits spread over a three-year period for each of the net new quality jobs ($3,000 per year).  If the allowable tax credit exceeds the income or premium tax liability, any unused amount may be carried forward up to five consecutive taxable years.  This is a simple two-page process that has minimal requirements to take advantage of this program.  Eligibility includes a minimum capital investment of $1M and the eligible qualified job must be full-time, paying 100% of the median county wage and the company must offer 65% of health insurance costs of the employee.  

Qualified Facilities Tax Credit

The Qualified Facility tax was established to promote the location and expansion of manufacturing facilities, including related research & development or headquarters facilities. The company would need to make a Capital Investment of at least $250,000 to establish or expand a Qualified Facility that devotes at least 80% of the property and payroll to qualified manufacturing, manufacturing-related research & development, or headquarters. The company must also create net new full-time employment positions for the project, of which at least 51% are paid at least 125% of the state’s annual median production wage and pays at least 65% of the health insurance premiums for all net new full-time employment positions.

Greater Maricopa Free Trade Zone

The City, as a member community of the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (GMFTZ), can provide the assistance and expertise necessary to expedite the approval of your facility’s application for foreign trade zone designation.  The GMFTZ allows participating businesses located within this zone to significantly reduce their real and personal property tax liabilities from 18% valuation to a 5% valuation.