Pierce County announces $275 credit for each family-wage job created

TACOMA, Wash. — A collaboration of South Sound elected officials and business leaders are expected to unveil a $275 incentive for new family-wage jobs created in Pierce County Tuesday.

"Pierce County plans to create new, family-wage jobs by showcasing a $275 employee tax credit that will be available across the county. Each jurisdiction will determine exactly how the credit will be applied," Piece County said in a news release.

The new employee tax credit comes one week after the Seattle City Council's unanimous passing of the amended head tax for $275 per employee for five years.

Following the City Council's unanimous vote, local businesses began voicing concerns about the prospects of conducting business in Seattle going forward.

“This tax has really forced us to say, ‘I don’t think we’re going to build a new restaurant in the city while it’s in place,'” Saul Spady, the grandson of Dick's Drive-In founder Dick Spady, told KIRO radio's Dori Monson.

The unveiling of the tax credit also comes after the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber released an advertisement on YouTube called "No Head Tax Here" in hopes of attracting companies who might want out of Seattle.

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