Area companies land state tax credits for 190 new jobs

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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