A JEDD is designed to create a benefit for both the township and the participating city or village. A city or village could extend infrastructure, such as sewer and water services into a township, thereby allowing the two communities to increase commercial development in the new district. The two communities would then share in the new income tax revenue from jobs created in the district. A township is otherwise prohibited from collecting income tax under Ohio Law. The JEDD provides the ability to increase revenues in the form of income taxes and increased property taxes on previously vacant land.
A JEDD serves as an important economic development tool that promotes local cooperation among townships, cities, and villages.
Resolution 2014-22 To Amend the JEDD
History: Stories from the Bath Quarterly
July - Special 1997