DYER | While the Town Council has agreed to consider a recent request for a tax abatement, members also say that jobs for Dyer residents will be a factor in decision-making.
Tim Healy, senior vice president of Holladay Properties, appeared before the council during its May study session to ask about a possible two-year tax abatement for a 68,000-square-foot building his company owns on the Franciscan Alliance Dyer hospital campus.
The building is 25 percent full, and he has had contact with a potential client whose business would fill the remaining space and bring 387 jobs to Dyer.
Cost savings from the tax abatement would be something he could pass along to the client as an enticement to locate in Dyer, he said.
Councilwoman Debbie Astor said she’d be interested to know if the company would give precedence to qualified Dyer residents when job openings became available.
Councilman Jeff Dekker also said he’d be amenable to considering the tax abatement if qualified Dyer residents would be given a chance to work there.