Residents of Springfield Township voted and passed an issue on the May 6, 2014 ballot to partner with the City of Mt. Healthy and create a joint economic development zone (JEDZ). The designated zone includes properties in Springfield Township where businesses are located and/or individuals work, excluding home-based businesses.
The JEDZ will enable the collection of a 1.5% payroll/earnings tax on businesses and individuals who work in the zone. As required by law, the City of Mt. Healthy must collect the tax and allocate the revenue between the Township and the City based on the percentage outlined in the agreement.
The City of Mt. Healthy provided the Township with the most advantageous partnership agreement and gives Springfield Township the best option for future long-term collaborations aimed at reducing costs and dependency on property taxes.