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State of Texas Incentives
Texas is an attractive relocation and expansion location because the state works hard to develop and sustain a business-friendly operating environment. State government provides tax incentives, financing assistance and an array of services to help companies establish or expand in Texas. Visit Texas Wide Open for Business for information relating to Economic Development within the State of Texas. Avaliable incentives and services from the State of Texas include:

Texas Enterprise Fund "The Deal Closer"

The Texas Enterprise Fund offers a special incentive to choose Texas. If you're seriously considering Texas and opportunities in some other state, the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) might help you make your decision. The fund is in a cash grant used as a financial 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. Since its inception in 2004, the TEF has awarded over 100 grants totaling more than $500 million across a wide variety of industries and projects. Click here for more information on the Texas Enterprise Fund including benefits, eligibility, and how to apply.  


It costs money to relocate or expand, and Texas is committed to providing and facilitating funding for companies with expansion and relocation projects in the Lone Star State. Various financing tools that are available to companies include the Texas Product/Business Fund, the Texas Capital Access Program, and the Texas Certified Capital Company Program (CAPCO). Click here for more information on the Financing services that are available.


Texas provides several types of grants to businesses to fund a variety of projects. Click here for more information on Grants.

Tax Incentives & Texas Enterprise Zone Program

Texas enhances its business-friendly environment with target tax incentive programs. One of these programs is the Texas Enterprise Zone Program. The Texas Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and significant private investment that will assist economically distressed areas of the State. Approved projects are eligible to apply for states sales and use tax refunds on qualified expenditures. The level and amount of refund is related to the capital investment and jobs created at the qualified business site. The Enterprise zone Program is administered through the Office of the Governor, Economic Development Bank. Click here for more information the the Texas Enterprise Zone Program and other Tax Incentives.

Location Search Assistance

The Economic Development & Tourism (EDT) division of the Governor's Office helps domestic and international companies ant their legal representatives achieve the best results from expansion and relocation in Texas. The first step is finding a physical location that accommodates your needs, including accessibility, workforce, market demographics and local culture. Specialists with the EDT division of the Governor's Office can assess your company's requirements and guide your business to a region or community that meets your needs. The Governor's Office will also connect you with local economic development offices to provide additional assistance with zoning, tax incentives, financing, and other issues. Click here for additional information on Location Search Assistance

Liaison with State Agencies

Texas's commitment to economic development has led to the Office of the Governor to create a strong team of allies within various state agencies as well as local economic development partners in communities across the State. This network allows the Economic Development & Tourism (EDT) office to effectively streamline the regulator and permitting process in expansion and relocation projects. Click here for more information.

International Services

International Business and Recruitment division promotes the State of Texas by planning and executing international business recruitment missions, forums and signature events domestically and around the globe. They actively participate in domestic and international industry conferences and exhibitions. The division hosts inbound international missions and delegations, providing Texas business climate presentations, networking opportunities, introductions, meetings, briefings and logistics support. Click here for more information on International Services offered by the Office of the Governor's Economic Development & Tourism division.

Project Initiation Form

The Office of the Governor's Economic Development & Tourism division project initiation forms can help your project or company receive personalized service from the appropriate divisions. Click here to begin filling out a project initiation form.