Grandview Heights City Council Monday approved a tax incentive agreement Monday, Nov. 21, with Dawson Resources to move its operations into the former Thomas W. Ruff and Co. building at 1114 Dublin Road.

Grandview Heights City Council Monday approved a tax incentive agreement Monday, Nov. 21, with Dawson Resources to move its operations into the former Thomas W. Ruff and Co. building at 1114 Dublin Road.

Dawson will bring a workforce with a payroll of more than $2 million to the property, which has been vacant for the last four years, except for a brief period when it was temporarily occupied by a company called E-Play.

Under the 10-year, six-month agreement, Dawson will receive a 30-percent credit on city income taxes for any full year in which it maintains a payroll of at least $2 million at the site.

The company will not be required to maintain a minimum payroll until the first full 12-month tax year begins in Jan. 1, 2013.

The total amount of the tax credit will be capped at $250,000.

Dawson Resources is a locally owned and operated recruiting firm. Its operations are now housed in leased space in an office building on Olentangy River Road near Riverside Hospital.

The company will purchase the Dublin Road building and make interior and exterior improvements.