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ROANOKE — Roanoke is considering an incentive plan for businesses that move to the village.

The discussion was spurred by a recent request from a company interested in the former Thyssen-Krupp building. Mayor Bob Isaia said the village does not have an incentive program in place.

Possible incentives could include creating a tax increment financing district, an enterprise zone or offering a tax abatement.

Board members asked for more information before putting a program in place and wanted information about programs offered through the county.

Member Kevin Braker said it's also important that Roanoke connect with regional leaders.

“We need to let them know we are seeking economic development,” Braker said. “Whether it happens or not, we gotta be ready to do it, and we’re not. If it doesn’t happen now, at least maybe it will next time.”

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