County approves tax break, incentives for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Palm Beach County commissioners unanimously approved a three-year property tax break of up to $128,575 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, which has promised to make a $10.3 million capital investment and create 14 full-time jobs.

Commissioners also approved a $18,200 economic development cash incentive to Sikorsky.

A pair of residents opposed the tax break and incentive, but commissioners said such assistance is necessary to compete with other communities for jobs and economic development.

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Palm Beach County Commissioners vote 7-0 in favor of nearly $147,000 in assistance to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach County Commissioners (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)