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    County Freeport Exemption

    Inventory that remains in the County less than 175 days before being shipped out of Texas is considered "in-transit" and exempt from property taxes.


    Enterprise Zones

    A designated area in need of economic development based on high unemployment and low incomes in that zone. Enterprise Zone designation is initiated by a city, with approval by the State. EZ designation allows for special development incentive programs by the city plus sales and franchise tax rebates from the state. An enterprise zone serves as a reinvestment zone for tax abatement.


    Foreign Trade Zones

    Companies receive added benefit in a Foreign Trade Zone through deferrals, reductions or cancellation of tariffs and customs requirements on imports and exports. Application for FTZ is made to the federal government; the local jurisdictions are asked to provide letter of support.


    Historical Site Tax Exemption

    Provides property tax exemption for the increase in value from the rehabilitation/redevelopment of a historic structure that is revitalized for use as a permanent or temporary housing structure which preferably provides some affordable housing. (Policy recently revised to allow rehabilitation for hotel as an eligible use.)

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    Job Training Programs

    Local Workforce Development Commission will work with new businesses to locate and train workforce participants to their specifications, especially the retraining of workers who have been laid-off and those from low-income labor centers. The State offers two job training programs: Smart Jobs Fund which provides grants to employers for customized training; and the Skills Development Fund which provides funding to local community and technical colleges for customized job training programs for their local businesses.


    This page was last modified on March 11, 2015


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