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Incentives

Brenham has a variety of incentives and other financing options available to help expand or relocate your company to our city. In addition, we work with Washington County and the State of Texas to bring other resources and solutions to the table for you. Our staff is here to help guide and facilitate that process for you, so please be sure to reach out.


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Federal
Opportunity Zone

Washington County includes Qualified Opportunity Zone Number 48477170100. To stimulate private participation in revitalization of economically distressed areas, taxpayers who invest in Qualified Opportunity Zones are eligible to benefit from capital gains tax incentives available exclusively t...

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US Foreign-Trade Zones

Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) are secure areas under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision that are generally considered outside CBP territory upon activation. Located in or near CBP ports of entry, they are the United States' version of what are known internationally as free-trade...

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State
Skills Development Fund

Established by the 74th Legislature in 1995, The Skills Development Fund was designed to better utilize the public community and technical college system in Texas as well as other training organizations and have them partner with businesses throughout the state (with priority on small busine...

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State
Texas Capital Fund

Supports rural business development, retention and expansion by providing funds for public infrastructure, real estate development, or the elimination of deteriorated conditions.

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State
Texas Enterprise Fund

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 a...

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State
Texas Enterprise Zone Program

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.

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Local
Tax Phase-In

The City of Brenham and Washington County offer Tax Phase-In incentives for projects with a significant return on investment to the community through capital investment and quality jobs for residents. Tax abatements are made pursuant to the Texas Government Code and offer partial, temporary ex...

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Local
Infrastructure Partcipation

The Brenham CDC and the City of Brenham are willing to partner with companies relocating to Brenham when improvements or extensions of infrastructure are required to meet the site requirements. Infrastructure may include: roads, water, sewer, drainage and utilities.

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Local
Chapter 380/381 Economic Development Agreements

Chapter 380 of the Local Government Code authorizes municipalities to offer incentives designed to promote economic development for commercial and retail projects. The City of Brenham will consider offering grants based on the added value to the tax base created by a catalyst project.

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Local
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is defined as a public financing mechanism through which the growth in taxes (increment) associated with new development or redevelopment can be captured and used to pay costs associated with economic development for the public good. The area in which TIF is bein...

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Financing
PACE Financing

Washington County is a PACE authorized community. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a proven financing tool that incentivizes property owners to upgrade facilities with little to no capital outlay, leveraging the savings generated by lower operating costs to pay for energy and water eff...

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