The City of Manhattan works hand in hand with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce to attract and retain value-added businesses to the area. The City offers assistance through many different avenues with the primary objective of creating high-quality jobs. The City has a Return on Investment (ROI) financial model that is used to determine community benefit.
To continue funding these initiatives, the City of Manhattan passed the 2023 Economic Recovery and Relief Sales Tax. This sales tax took effect on January 1, 2023, replacing the prior economic development sales tax that expired in 2022, and will remain in effect for 10 years. The 2023 Economic Recovery and Relief Sales Tax is a 1/2 cent sales tax with 70% of proceeds dedicated to debt and infrastructure, 20% to economic development, and 10% on workforce housing.