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

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

The company will be bringing 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 to convert it into a headquarters for its operations.

Due to its previous use by Thomas W. Ruff, the building now includes office space, showroom/display space and storage space on multiple floors.

The 46,000-square-foot building straddles the Grandview and Columbus corporation line.

About 24,453 square feet on the western side of the building lie in Grandview.

Dawson plans to use about one-third of the building on the Grandview side for its operations, so that all W-2ís will be sent to Grandview.