T-CETRA, a Dublin, Ohio-based technology company, is seeking to expand its presence in Dublin. The company has outgrown its current leased space at 6500 Emerald Parkway and has been evaluating options to purchase a building in Dublin and other central Ohio locations to grow its workforce from its current 87 to 180 by 2022.
According to Economic Development Director Colleen Gilger, Dublin City Council approved an economic development retention and expansion incentive worth $120,000. The City proposed a lump sum retention payment grant of $35,000 upon the acquisition of a minimum 25,000 square feet building located within the Dublin corporation limit, and an approved full-occupancy permit within the Dublin corporation limit.
“Dublin, OH, much like T-CETRA, continues to push boundaries, said Abdul Akel, CEO and co-founder. “The city makes growing the tech industry their primary focus. Dublin has the ideal mix of progressive technology and Midwest values; welcoming all. This is why T-CETRA calls Dublin, OH home!”
T-CETRA will be required to retain ownership and occupancy of the facility for a minimum 10 years (2018-2027) or the grant must be paid back to the City. Should T-CETRA outgrow or sell this facility and acquire a larger facility in Dublin during this 10-year period, the grant payback will be waived.
The City also proposed a four-year, 18% performance withholding incentive of $85,000 from 2018 – 2021 tied to employee and payroll growth.
T-CETRA is a technology company building strategic partnerships to solve the wireless industry’s complex problems. The growing company is acting to become the telecom industry’s go-to source for airtime, handsets, and payment processing solutions.
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