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.

Upcoming Events

Abatement and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ) Speaking Dates

Date/Time Host Location RSVP Contacts Topics
July 25
9 a.m.–Noon
Victoria Chamber of Commerce The University of Houston Victoria
North Bldg.,
Multi-purpose Room
3007 N. Ben Wilson Rd.
Victoria, TX 77901
Randy Vivian
361-573-5277
Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
July 31
Noon–2 p.m.
Tomball EDC and Lone Star College Lone Star College
University Park Conference Center
20515 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070

Demetrius Walker
Director
North Houston Economic Development Center
281-290-3776

Kelly Violette
Executive Director
Tomball Economic Development Corporation
281-401-4086

Abatements and TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
August 7
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sulphur Springs Hopkins County EDC, and
Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Chamber
Hopkins County Civic Center
1200 Houston St.
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Roger Feagley
Executive Director
Sulphur Springs Hopkins County EDC
903-439-0101
Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
August 14
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce 1000 S. Polk St.
Amarillo, TX 79101
Jason Harrison
Executive Vice President
Business Development and Governmental Affairs
Office: 806-373-7800
Direct: 806-342-2018
Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
August 15
9:30 a.m.–Noon
City of Midland MLK Center
2300 Butternut Ln.
Midland, TX 79705

Marcia Bentley-German
Assistant to City Manager
432-685-7208

Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
August 21
Noon–1 p.m.
McAllen Chamber of Commerce 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501

Gerry Garcia
V.P. Government Affairs
956-682-2871

Abatements and TIRZs
August 27
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Jefferson County Appraisal District (JCAD) 4610 S. 4th St.
Beaumont, TX 77705
Angie Bellard
Chief Appraiser, JCAD
409-840-9944
Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
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
830-896-1155
Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools

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.