Pinellas voters approved a measure that would allow qualifying businesses to deduct new tangible buildings and things like computers on their taxes. It passed with 63% of the vote.
The sole referendum on the primary ballot is meant to entice more businesses to the area. Commissioners voted unanimously in June to place the measure on the ballot.
State law allows localities to grant the exemptions. Cities like St. Pete, Sarasota and Tampa have already jumped on board.
Commissioners would still have to approve exemption agreements with companies.