Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Jobs, Energy, Technology and Innovation Act (JETI)

JETI was created with the passage of House Bill 5 (88th Legislature, Regular Session) and aims to help Texas stay competitive by attracting new jobs and investment to the state.

The JETI program enables a company, school district and Governor’s office to enter into an agreement for a 10-year school district maintenance and operations (M&O) tax appraised value limitation pursuant to statutorily mandated job creation and investment minimums.

Applications may be submitted beginning Jan. 18, 2024.

View the effective rules on the Secretary of State’s website.

Job and Investment Requirements

Job and Investment Requirements
County PopulationRequired Jobs*Required Investment
750,000 or more 75 $200 million
250,000 – 749,999 50 $100 million
100,000 – 249,999 35 $50 million
99,999 or less 10 $20 million

*These requirements do not apply to an eligible project that is an electric generation facility described by Section 403.602(8)(A)(i)(b).

Program Requirements

  • To clearly define and eliminate confusion, the program rules propose that all eligible categories for the Jobs, Education, Technology and Innovation (JETI) program will be prescribed by NAICS codes.
    • Proposed projects must fall within one of the prescribed NAICS industries to be considered eligible.
  • Dispatchable electric generation is not subject to job requirements.
  • A performance bond will be required to be obtained by a company before an agreement can be executed.
  • Wages will also be based on the eligible NAICS category the applicant references on their application for the proposed project.
    • The rules clarify that the wages will be based on a Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data as published by the Texas Workforce Commission.
  • The compelling factor determination will be based on competitive site selection, and whether the applicant would make the proposed investment in absence of the agreement.
    • Applicant will need to provide proof of alternate sites being considered for the project.
    • CPA will consider several factors to include proposed project financials, real estate transactions, infrastructure, existing facilities and market conditions.
  • To qualify for a greater reduction in taxable value (75 percent discount), a proposed project must locate eligible property in a qualified opportunity zone.
    • The proposed rules clarify that the entire project including its boundaries must fall within a qualified opportunity zone in order to be subject to the additional benefit.
  • The applicant will be required to provide proof that the $30,000 fee was paid to the school district as part of the application.
    • CPA will not require a fee.

Need Help?

For additional information, contact the Data Analysis and Transparency Division via email or at 844-519-5672. All applications must be submitted to