Incentives & Financing
Texas takes the initiative to invest in its future by offering competitive incentives to companies who are creating jobs and driving innovation in Texas. The incentives in this section are a summary of the most commonly utilized state offerings. Local incentives and tax abatements are not included here. For local incentives, please contact the local economic development representative.
The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) is the largest "deal-closing" fund of its kind in the nation. The fund is used as a final incentive tool for projects that offer significant projected job creation and capital investment and where a single Texas site is competing with another viable out-of-state option.
The Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) provides Texas with an unparalleled advantage in the research, development, and commercialization of emerging technologies by offering grants to recruit the best research talent in the world and to help companies take ideas from concept to development to ready for the marketplace.
Texas is committed to providing and facilitating funding for companies and communities with expansion and relocation projects in the Lone Star State. Asset-based loans for companies, leveraged loans to communities, and tax-exempt bond financing are just a few means of obtaining the capital necessary for a successful project.
From public infrastructure projects in non-entitlement communities to cancer research and laboratory facility construction, several types of grants are available to Texas communities and businesses.
The State and local communities offer a variety of tax incentives and innovative solutions for businesses expanding in or relocating to Texas. Programs include Enterprise Zone sales tax refunds, manufacturing sales tax exemptions, property tax value limitation, and freeport exemptions.
Workforce training programs provided through the Texas Workforce Commission.