Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreements

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Chapter 380 and 381 of the Local Government Code provides legislative authority for property and sales tax rebates, grants or loans, or services to promote economic development. The BVEDC facilitates this incentive offering on behalf of the project with the appropriate taxing jurisdictions.

Municipality Agreements

Chapter 380 of the Local Government Code authorizes municipalities to offer incentives designed to promote economic development such as commercial and retail projects. Specifically, it provides for offering loans and grants of city funds or services at little or no cost to promote state and local economic development and to stimulate business and commercial activity.

Pre-Requisites for application:

  • Company must establish place of business within the City

  • Minimum annual sales tax revenue: $100k

  • Maximum amount of City sales tax revenue paid: 70%

  • Duration: Initial term not to exceed 10 years