The Capital Access Program (CAP) is a partnership between the State of Texas and selected non-profit lenders to increase access to financing for small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits which face barriers to accessing capital or fall outside of guidelines of conventional lending.
An appraised value limitation is an agreement in which a taxpayer agrees to build or install property and create jobs in exchange for: a 10-year limitation on the taxable property value for school district maintenance and operations tax (M&O) purposes.
Economic Development & Diversification In-State Tuition for Employees is a program that allows employees—and those employees’ family members—of a qualified business considering a relocation or expansion of its operations in the State of Texas to pay in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education in the state without first establishing residency.
The Event Trust Funds program is comprised of three separate funds—the Events Trust Fund, Major Events Reimbursement Program, and Motor Sports Racing Trust Fund—targeted at attracting various types of events to the State of Texas.
The Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI), enacted in 2015, is aimed at helping Texas public institutions of higher education recruit distinguished researchers from around the world to the State of Texas. The program seeks to bolster both the standing of Texas public colleges and universities and economic development efforts statewide.
Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) provide a source of tax-exempt or taxable bond finance for projects involving significant private activity that promote new and existing businesses, encourage employment, and expand the tax base of a community.
Governor Greg Abbott submitted the state’s Opportunity Zone designations to the U.S. Treasury Department to encourage long-term investment in eligible Texas communities. Governor Abbott nominated 628 census tracts in 145 Texas counties as potential Opportunity Zones across the state's 5,265 census tracts.
The Product Development and Small Business Incubator Fund (PDSBI) offers long-term, asset-backed loans to product development companies and small business incubators/accelerators located in Texas.
The Skills Development Fund is an innovative program created to assist Texas public community and technical colleges finance customized job training for their local businesses.
The Spaceport Trust Fund (STF) is a financial tool to support the development of infrastructure necessary or useful for establishing a spaceport in the State of Texas.
The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) awards “deal-closing” grants to companies considering a new project for which one Texas site is competing with other out-of-state sites. The fund serves as a financial incentive for those companies whose projects would contribute significant capital investment and new employment opportunities to the state’s economy.
The Texas Enterprise Zone Program (EZP) is a state sales and use tax refund program designed to encourage private investment and job creation in economically distressed areas of the state.