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 (2019)

Abatement and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ) Speaking Dates

Date/Time Host Location RSVP Contacts Topics
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
Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
August 14
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Amarillo College Downtown Campus,
1314 S. Polk Street,
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

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

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
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
Abatements, TIRZs and Other Economic Incentive Tools
September 25
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Denton Chamber of Commerce Denton Public Safety Training Center, Classroom D
719 E Hickory St.,
Denton, TX 76205
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.