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Moore introduces 45 x 30 plan

Moore introduces 45 x 30 plan

1 week, 6 days ago by Scott Hardy

Quincy Mayor wants to see city's population at 45,000 by 2030

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore has introduced an ambitious plan he hopes will grow the city's population to 45,000 people by the year 2030. Scott Hardy explains more about the 45 x 30 plan.

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Moore introduced details of the plan during a presentation to the City Council Monday night. It's a package of incentives and grants to develop and attract new talent to the city, to attract more tourists to town, and to attract new retail businesses, and keep current businesses. They include up to $10,000 in incentives for workers to move to Quincy, an increase in tourism marketing and an entertainment underwriting fund to help bring in national acts. There would also be sales tax reimbursements to attract new businesses to Quincy, and to help current businesses redevelop and rehab their buildings. There would also be grants to help renovate currently empty anchor buildings to attract new retailers. The city would fund those incentives through a 2 per cent food and beverage tax that would raise $1.4 million a year. After the meeting, Moore said that 3,200 new jobs will be created in Quincy in the next few years, and the city needs to grow from its' current 40,000 population to fill those jobs.  

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A first reading of the food and beverage tax was approved, and a final vote is expected in two weeks.

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