economy

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.

Comptroller Economic Development Symposium - Free Event

This presentation is offered on a series of dates for you to select from. These events are offered to all cities, counties, appraisal districts, economic development corporations, and chambers by the Comptroller in partnership with many statewide chambers and other entities. Learn about many of the important economic development tools that are available to local taxing units, how to implement these tools and how to submit the required documentation. Some of the key topics discussed at Chapter 313 Value Limitation agreements, Chapter 312 Tax Abatement Agreements, Chapter 311 Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones and Economic Development Corporations to name a few. Just choose of the three offered dates to attend and be sure to RSVP so you can receive a link to the webinar presentation which will last a half-day.

See more details (PDF) about the event.

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 page.

Need Help?

For additional information, contact the Data Analysis and Transparency Division via email or at 844-519-5672, ext. 6-9231.