Originators of a proposed biblical theme park that would include a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark had considered sites in Indiana, Missouri and Ohio but ultimately chose to build in Kentucky because of the state’s generous package of tax incentives, one of the developers said.
Mike Zovath, co-founder of the Answers in Genesis ministry that previously built the Creation Museum in Kentucky, told The Associated Press that the state’s offer of tax incentives worth more than $40 million was too good for the newly created Ark Encounters LLC to pass up.
“We weren’t sure where we going to build until the state of Kentucky approved the incentives,” Zovath said. “Until then, it was still up in the air.”
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