Development Incentives


  • Aerospace
  • Defense Contractors
  • Destination Retail
  • Engineering & Architectural Services
  • Fire (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate)
  • Homeland Security
  • Manufacturing & Warehousing
  • Medical Devices
  • Port Related
  • Significant Tourism Attractions
  • Software Development


  • High Tax Impact/ Significant Capital Investment
  • High-Paying, Knowledge-Based Jobs
  • Green/Environmentally Friendly Project
  • Miscellaneous Fiscal Impacts (i.e. Providing Product/Growth Space, Improving Public Infrastructure, etc.)
  • Elimination/Redevelopment of Blighted Property or Substantial Improvements to Commercial Structures
  • Current York County Business Expansion
  • Sustainable Industry/Company


  • No minimum grant amount
  • Maximum grant amount is typically equal to 30 months tax impact
  • Grants may require Board of Supervisors approval
  • Staff to use their discretion as to when to use the HRPDC fiscal models to evaluate incentive requests
  • Incentives require a performance agreement, which may include claw back provisions
  • Business cannot be in default or non-compliance with any county programs, ordinances, or taxes
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