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Indiana Developing Spaceport

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
January 15, 2010
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State considers making Columbus primary spaceport

Columbus is being considered as the state’s primary port to space under an Indiana House bill that would approve tax incentives for space-technology businesses.

House Bill No. 1227 would designate the area around the Columbus municipal airport as Indiana’s primary spaceport and authorize the city’s board of aviation commissioners to establish an airport development zone.

If approved, the bill will make new research and development equipment for space transportation technology eligible for abatements in economic revitalization areas and make the purchase of that equipment eligible for sales tax exemption. It also would provide tax credits for the loss of taxpayer-owned space vehicles, according to the bill.

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