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Summary

The county may create a TIRZ for large scale development and redevelopment of strategic areas which need additional infrastructure and improvements.  For qualified projects, a TIRZ jumpstarts development and, ultimately, generates new tax revenue.

TIRZ is a tool provided by the state of Texas that allows for large scale development and redevelopment.  A portion of the new revenue generated from increased value within the TIRZ jurisdiction can be rebated back to the developer to assist with such largescale investments as infrastructure.  Fort Bend County has used TIRZ for strategic projects such as lifestyle centers that incorporate retail, office, and living projects. Interested developers should contact the Fort Bend Economic Development Council for more information or to begin the incentive application process.

Most cities within Fort Bend County offer incentive packages to qualified companies as well.  Companies are encouraged to contact city representatives for information on what is available in each municipality.

Workforce training and other area and state assistance may be available, and FBEDC staff can direct companies to available local resources.

The FBEDC will assist with other areas and state assistance if applicable.  

Please reach out to the EDC staff at 281-240-0000 or info@fortbendcounty.com for further information.