Area companies land state tax credits for 190 new jobs

Long stabilizer bars run horizontally down from giant concrete wall sections at the new Crocs distribution center under construction at the Dayton Airport. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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Long stabilizer bars run horizontally down from giant concrete wall sections at the new Crocs distribution center under construction at the Dayton Airport. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Two local employers have won Ohio tax credits to create a total of nearly 200 new jobs.

Among them, footwear company Crocs Inc. expects to create 130 full-time local jobs, generating $4.4 million in new annual payroll after moving its North American distribution operation from California to Dayton.

Crocs designs, develops, markets and distributes casual lifestyle footwear and accessories.

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The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.54 percent, eight-year “job creation tax credit” to Crocs to move the work to Dayton.

The Dayton Daily News broke the news Feb. 28 that Crocs — one of the 10 largest non-athletic shoe brands —plans to move its North American distribution operation from Ontario, Calif. to a site near Dayton International Airport, with plans to hire more than 130 full-time workers late in 2019.

The decision represents yet another distribution operation planting a flag in the Dayton area where the local jobless rate remains near historic lows.

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. — in Dayton, Riverside, Beavercreek and Fairborn — expects to create 60 full-time positions, generating $5.1 million in new annual payroll and retaining $30.9 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in those cities, the state said Monday.

The Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.912 percent, seven-year job creation tax credit for this project.

Booz Allen Hamilton is a consulting firm specializing in analytics, digital solutions, engineering and cyber-security.

In all on Monday, the state approved tax credits for 11 projects set to create 1,715 new jobs and retain 1,448 jobs across Ohio.

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