Hillsborough Co. leaders are working to bring in jobs by offering incentives for investors willing to transform empty lots into areas that will draw in industries offering jobs.
The Innovation Redevelopment Program offers applicants up to $100,000 in a grant.
The investor wouldn't get the money however until after the work is complete and has undergone proper county inspections.
The pilot program will begin in four areas leaders think need jobs the most:
- Palm River
- North Airport
- 56th st.
"We're hoping that that'll help these areas by giving them more incomes that'll help them support their families," said Eric Lindstrom with Hillsborough Co. Economic Development.
Those interested can apply with the county at a first come first serve basis until leaders give out the $2 million budgeted for the project.