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Alabama offered $379 million in incentives for auto plant

 

The Associated Press

 

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama offered an incentive package of more than $370 million the Toyota-Mazda plant to build in the state. According to the Alabama Department of Commerce, the state's offer included: 

 

■ $210 million investment credit: Toyota Mazda will be able to claim a tax credit of up to 1.5 percent of the qualified capital investment expenses over the next 10 years. 

 

■ $90.6 million payroll credit: The companies will get an annual cash rebate of up to 3 percent of the previous year's gross pay roll for eligible employees for up to 10 years. 

 

■ $20 million capital reimbursement: The companies will get a reimbursement for eligible capital costs. 

 

■ $39.3 million sales and property tax abatement: The companies will get a reduction in sales and property taxes. That includes a $14.3 million property tax abatement over 20 years. 

 

■ $20 million training center: The state has committed up to $20 million for the construction and operation of a training center. 

 

The state has offered some road and bridge improvements around the new plan, Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said. He added that he was uncertain of the final cost but said the improvements should total less than $20 million.

 

 

 

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