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.

Economic Development Tour – Spring 2020

Date/Time Host Location Contacts Topics
Wed, February 19
9:00am-12:00pm
Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce Multi-Purpose Event Center (MPEC)
Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, 1000 5th St
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Henry Florsheim
    President/CEO Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce
    940-723-2741 and 940-782-8002
Abatements, TIRZs, 4A/4B and HOT tax
Tue, March 3
8:30am-10:30am
Laredo Chamber of Commerce and Laredo College Dept. of Strategic & External Initiatives

Falcon Room

LC Harold R. Yeary Library and Executive Conference Center

Fort McIntosh Campus, Yeary Library Room 179
Laredo Community College
West End Washington St.
Laredo, TX 78040

  • Miguel Conchas
    Laredo President/CEO
    956-722-9895
  • Michael Gonzalez
    Senior Director of Strategic & External Initiatives Laredo College | Strategic & External Initiatives
    956-721-5243
TIRZ/Abatement combined and HOT tax
Tue, March 10
9:30am-11:30am
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce 819 N. Stateline Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75501
  • Natalie Haywood
    Chamber Director of Events and Communications
    or call 903-792-7191 or 903-748-0183
Abatements and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones
Tue, March 24
9:00am-11:00am
McKinney Chamber of Commerce Tech Culture McKinney
1720 Bray Central Drive
McKinney, 75069
Abatements and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones
Tue, March 31
10am-1:00pm
Temple Economic Development Corporation Pignetti’s Italian Restaurant
14 S. 2nd St.
Temple, TX 76501
Abatements and TIRZs and HOT tax, 380/381 Agreements
Wed, April 8
9:30am-11:30pm
Seguin Chamber of Commerce Seguin Utility Warehouse
3027 N. Austin
Seguin, TX 78155
Abatements and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones
Thu, April 16
8am-Noon
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 4141 Pinnacle St., Ste. 120
El Paso 79902
TBA

More Events to be Announced:

  • Live Streamed Webinar – May 2020, Time TBA, Access Code TBA
  • Other dates to be announced:
    • Odessa
    • Stephenville
    • Lubbock

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.

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.