Incentives

Rural County Business & Occupation Tax Credit

A $2,000 or $4,000 credit against the B&O tax is available for each new employment position created by a qualifying manufacturer.

Rural County Business & Occupation Tax Credit for New Employees

Sales and Use Tax Exemption on Machinery & Equipment

For qualifying manufacturers, processors for hire, and manufacturers who perform research and development are not required to pay the sales or use tax on machinery and equipment used directly in the manufacturing or research and development process. Charges for labor and services for installing machinery and equipment are also not subject to the sales or use tax. Major distribution centers, over 200,000 sq. ft. also qualify for sales and use exemptions.

Manufacturers’ Sales/Use Tax Exemption

Education & Training Grants

Both Federal and State programs are available to help in recruitment and training of new workers.

 

.09 Rural Economic Development Fund

This fund is directed by the local people of Lewis County for qualifying public facilities improvements.

2020 – Application

 

CERB Fund

An excellent state program to provide loan and grant funding for public improvements needed to serve industry.

Community Economic Revitalization Board

Sales and Use Tax Deferral for Manufacturers

The Rural County Sales/Use Tax Deferral Program grants a deferral of sales/use tax for manufacturing, and computer-related businesses, research and development laboratories, and commercial testing facilities (excluding light and power businesses) locating in rural counties. The sales and/or use taxes on qualified construction and equipment costs for such businesses located in these specific geographic areas are waived when all program requirements have been met and verified.

Utilities

Provide us with copies of your recent utility bill and we will provide a competitive analysis of costs in our area.

Utility Providers

Centralia City Light
360.330.7512

Centralia Water Department
360.330-7516

Chehalis City Public Works
360.748.0238

Lewis County PUD
360.748.9261

Puget Sound Energy
360.786.5987

CenturyLink
253.597.5020

City Resources

Lewis County
360.740.1146

City of Centralia
360.330.7674

City of Chehalis
360.345.2229

City of Napavine
360.262.9231

City of Winlock
360.785.3811

City of Toledo
360.864.4564

City of Mossyrock
360.983.3300

City of Morton
360.496.6881

City of Vader
360.295.3222