Local Economic Development Programs

The State of Texas provides a number of local economic Development programs for Texas communities. The Data Analysis and Transparency Division (DAT) provides detailed information about these programs, serving as a turnkey information source for improving government efficiency and achieving economic growth. We specialize in subjects including:

  • tax programs and incentive support;
  • job creation initiatives;
  • economic impact analysis;
  • financial transparency;
  • limiting financial exposure and;
  • budgeting efficiencies.

New Abatement Legislation Notice

Recently enacted House Bill 3143 Relating to the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act, went into effect Sept. 1, 2019 and it may impact you. This legislation added additional public notice, hearing and reporting requirements for certain tax abatement agreements. Details and proper procedures on how to handle these requirements are available on our economic development webpage.

Upcoming Events (2019)

Abatement and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ) Speaking Dates

Date/Time Host Location RSVP Contacts Topics
September 12
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce 1700 Sidney Baker St., Suite 100
Kerrville, TX 78028
Walt Koenig
Executive Director
Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
September 25
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Denton Chamber of Commerce The University of North Texas Welcome Center
1417 Maple St.,
Denton, TX 76201
Parking: Highland St. Parking Garage, 620 Central Ave.,
Denton, TX 76201 (levels 2-7)
Erica Pangburn, Chamber President
Full 2-hr presentation for Ch. 311 and Ch. 312 and 45 minutes other economic incentive tools (talk about Ch. 380/381, Ch. 313, EDCs, other economic tools and emphasis on HOT)
October 9
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Live Streamed Webinar Webinar Link Frank Alvarez
Abatements and TIRZs

For More Information

For additional information, contact the Data Analysis and Transparency Division via email or at 844-519-5672, or at 512-463-4679.