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GCP testimony supports job creation tax credit bill

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) provided testimony in support of Senate Bill 131, which would expand Ohio’s Job Creation Tax Credit to allow qualifying work from home employees to be counted in the job creation totals for applicants approved for the tax credit program.

Marty McGann, the GCP’s senior vice president of advocacy, provided testimony before the Senate Ways and Means Committee on how SB 131 is “a step in the right direction.”

The legislation responds to the evolution of the workforce, where more employees work from home or telecommute at least part-time. This reduces costs for businesses and employees, cuts down on traffic congestion and contributes to work/life balance.

SB 131 is expected to be voted out of committee and go before the full Senate next week. The Ohio House has a companion bill—House Bill 173—that also has received an initial hearing.

Click to read the GCP’s full testimony.