Step into Abilene and embrace a city full of hardworking people committed to something bigger than the day-to-day. Focused on the future of business, Abilene has the foundation and infrastructure of a well-oiled machine with a reliable rail system and regional airport to ship goods and commodities throughout the U.S. Abilene doesn’t believe in bureaucracy for bureaucracy’s sake, and the local government works hard to make sure the only red tape is at the ribbon cutting. Abilene has the exclusive claim of being the first city in Texas to adopt the sales tax for economic development. Formed in 1989, the Development Corporation of Abilene (The DCOA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that leverages a one half-cent sales tax as revenue to fund and support economic development efforts in the Abilene area.
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