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Businesses can finance new or expansion of land, buildings, and equipment through the use of Industrial Revenue Bonds which are issued by municipalities, cities, counties, towns or villages.
Under IRBs, companies pass the title of the real or personal property to the city, county or municipality as outlined in the lease-purchase agreement. In turn, it will issue the revenue bonds needed to finance the qualified project, retain ownership of the property and lease it back to the company for the duration of the agreement.
Since the property title is held during the lease, the property acquired with the bond proceeds is tax exempt, which results in tax abatement for the company.