Massachusetts lawmakers agreed to permanently extend the state's film tax credit in the 2022 budget.

The incentive was set to expire at the end of 2023. It includes both a 25% production and payroll credit, along with a sales tax exemption.

Dan Diaz is the manager of Westerman Props Warehouse in Worcester.

He said losing the credit would be detrimental to the state's film industry and workers have been fighting hard to keep it.

“It’s been a battle,” said Diaz. “I understand some of it is controversial, but I think really once you look at it, it’s really all beneficial for the state. So many different businesses actually being built that weren’t here before. So many people working in this industry now that just never would’ve thought to work in the film industry because you would’ve had to go to New York or LA, or Atlanta."

The proposed 2022 fiscal budget is being sent to Governor Charlie Baker's desk to be signed.