Air Evac EMS Approved for Tax Credits; Create 50 New Jobs
24 Jun, 2009
DED awards $117,431 in Enhanced Enterprise Zone tax credits to Houston business for creation of new jobs, investment The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced approval of state tax credits for a Houston business under the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program to assist in the creation of new jobs and investment. Air Evac EMS, Inc., Houston, has been approved for $117,431 in EEZ tax credits over a five-year period for the creation of 50 jobs and new investment of $788,000 at 204 Spruce Street, Suite 3, Houston. The business operations at the project facility will be a call center. “For Missouri’s economy to get back on track, we must do everything we can to create good-paying jobs and encourage economic development,” DED Director Linda Martínez said. “The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Program is a successful tool DED can bring to the table to assist Houston’s economic development efforts.” The Enhanced Enterprise Zone program was implemented in 2004. Enhanced enterprise zones are specified geographic areas designated by local governments and certified by the Department of Economic Development. Zone designation is based on certain demographic criteria, the potential to create sustainable jobs in a targeted industry and a demonstrated impact on local cluster development.