HYATT LYTLE

Corvallis City Councilor Ward 3


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Benton/Corvallis Enterprise Zone. Finally, none of these property tax exemptions would be available to just any business. Most commercial or retail operations would not be eligible. Rather, the primary beneficiaries of enterprise zone benefits are manufacturing or other more-industrially oriented facilities serving other businesses.

Enterprise Zone Committee members are appointed by the City of Corvallis and Benton County.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS (Name/Term Expiration) 

Biff Traber 12-31-18

Hyatt Lytle 12-31-18

Dennis Aloia 06-30-18

Tom Powell 06-30-19

Bob Devine 06-30-17

Don Herbert 06-30-17 

ENTERPRISE ZONE COMMITTEE

The City of Corvallis has three Enterprise Zones: South Corvallis, Sunset Research Park, and the Hewlett-Packard campus. 

An enterprise zone exempts only new property that a job-creating business might build or install in the enterprise zone at some future time. Also, an enterprise zone exemption (exempt from paying property taxes) is temporary, usually lasting only three years, after which the property induced by these incentives is available for assessment. An extension to four or five years in total is possible in some cases. For rather exceptional investments, longer-term incentives might be available in a rural enterprise zone, but only if Benton County meets certain economic criteria; these longer-term incentives also may include a state tax credit, which triggers annual payments to local taxing districts by the state government. Both the extension and the long-term incentives need approval from the City of Corvallis and Benton County, which sponsor the