When you do business in Abilene, you get the key to the city. Easily access answers to your most pressing business needs, locate incentives and resources to help fuel your success, and tap into a community over 4,000 establishments strong. And with the Texas Enterprise Fund being one of the largest “deal-closing” funds in the nation, there is little reason to do business anywhere other than the Lone Star State.
Abilene is also home to top talent from Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University, Texas State Technical College, and McMurry University. No matter the industry, Abilene’s pro-business environment supplies the talent.
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. Communities throughout Texas are able to nominate companies for the Texas EZP—a designation which, when awarded, provides eligibility to receive state sales and use tax refunds on qualified expenditures.
The Texas Enterprise Fund is available for companies with a projected full-time job creation of 75 employees in urban areas or 25 employees in rural areas. “Deal-closing” cash grants are awarded based on a variety of factors such as capital investment contribution, average wage of new employees and hiring timeline.
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