Dublin could bring a research-and-development headquarters to the city, along with 77 new jobs.

Dublin could bring a research-and-development headquarters to the city, along with 77 new jobs.

Dublin City Council on Aug. 26 heard the first reading of an incentive package to bring G-TEKT North America to the city and approved incentive packages for two other companies.

G-TEKT is a Japan-based auto-parts company that has been looking for a location for a North American research-and-development headquarters.

The incentives that could be offered to the company include a five-year, 12-percent break on income taxes collected by the city from 2014 to 2018. In return, the company must purchase a location in Dublin and create 77 new jobs by the end of 2014.

Council members are expected to vote on the incentives for G-TEKT on Sept. 9.

Council also approved two economic development deals with Decillion Healthcare and ProspeX retaining 25 jobs and bringing 49 new.

For more information, read the Aug. 29 edition of ThisWeek Dublin Villager.