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Texas business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of TX communities

Relocate or Expand to Texas - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Texas business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of TX communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Texas Business Data*


Population: 24,782,302
Total Labor Force: 12,877,800
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Number of Manufacturers: 20,376
Manufacturing Jobs: 1,069,817
Right to Work: Yes
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 0.788.25%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:
6.25%. Exemptions include: Machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing process; natural gas and electricity sold to companies that are primarily manufacturers.

Property Tax:
No property tax on state level. Levied by local governments and special taxing districts. Property appraised at full market value and assessed on 100% of appraised value.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
18% Industrial machinery and equipment
12% Fabricated metal products
10% Food and kindred products
9% Electronic and other electric equipment
7% Transportation equipment

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Dell, Inc. (Round Rock) - 14,000
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Fort Worth) - 14,000
Hewlett-Packard Co. (Houston) - 9,000
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Hurst) - 6,500
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (Austin) - 6,300
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Harris - 339,942
Dallas - 184,579
Tarrant - 109,210
Bexar - 60,288
Travis - 55,047

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Houston - 285,609
Dallas - 82,407
Fort Worth - 70,564
San Antonio - 57,499
Austin - 52,304

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
No individual income tax
Texas Enterprise Fund
Emerging Technology Fund
Skills Development Fund
Self-Sufficiency Fund
Texas Capital Infrastructure Fund
Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program (DEAGG)
Texas Leverage Fund (TLF)
Enterprise Zones
Tax Increment Financing
Economic Development Refund
Freeport and Goods in Transit Exemptions
Pollution Control Equipment Incentive
Renewable Energy Incentives
Chapter 380/381 Economic Development Agreements
Public Improvement Districts (PIDs)
Exempt-Facility Bonds
Tax-Exempt Industrial Revenue Bonds
Texas Products/Business Funds
Texas Industry Development Program
Permit Assistance

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

City Of Schulenburg
The Greater Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce promotes & develops business opportunities for Chamber members, resulting in increased quality of life for the community.
618 N. Main St., Schulenburg, TX 78956 (Map & Aerial View)
(979) 743-4514 or (866) 504-5294

(979) 743-9155 Fax

Southeast Dallas Chamber Of Commerce
Fostering a healthy and sustainable business climate
P.O. Box 170132, Dallas, TX 75217 (Map & Aerial View)
(214) 398-9590

Athens Economic Development Corp.
The AEDC was formed in 1989 by the voters of Athens, which permits the Corporation to receive funds from a half-cent sales tax collected for economic development. Funds received by AEDC are used to promote the economic growth & vitality of Athens and provide the Corporation certain flexibility within State guidelines to assist companies with manufacturing, R&D, Transportation, Recycling, Distribution, Job Training, Headquarter facilities & city parks.
201 W. Corsicana St., Ste. 3, Athens, TX 75751 (Map & Aerial View)
(903) 675-4617
(903) 675-4830 Fax

Canton Economic Development Corporation
Addt:. Web: www.visitcantontx.com | It is the Corporation's mission to improve the bus. envir. & overall econ. opportunity for Canton through target bus. attraction, real estate dev., community promotion, collaborative ptnrshps. & other appropriate econ. dev. initiatives. Located right of I-20 & 60 min. from Dallas, TX, contact us today if you are looking for a growing community with an exciting new future! A Texas Main St. & Texas Certified Retirement Community.
119 N. Buffalo St., Canton, TX 75103 (Map & Aerial View)
(903) 567-1851 or (877) 462-7467


Greater San Marcos Partnership
Fast growing Hays & Caldwell County region. Ideally located along IH-35 half way between Austin & San Antonio. Municipal airport. Texas State University. STAR Park technology incubator. Near two international airports. Many local & state incentives available. Hot job market. Sizable & well-trained workforce. Low cost of living. Abundant developable land. Outstanding quality of life. Welcome to greater San Marcos!
1340 Wonder World Dr., Ste. 108, San Marcos, TX 78666 (Map & Aerial View)
(512) 393-3400

Henderson Area Chamber Of Commerce
The Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce is a fully active organization comprised of businesses that help to shape the economy, promote community awareness & set the pace for the future of Henderson, Texas, and the surrounding area.
201 N. Main St., Henderson, TX 75652 (Map & Aerial View)
(903) 657-5528

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
To promote economic development & community growth to ensure the prosperity of Pasadena's businesses & citizens.
4334 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77504 (Map & Aerial View)
(281) 487-7871

Looking to reach Texas manufacturers? Access the Texas Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/20/2014.

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