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Bexar Country Economic Development

http://www.bexar.org/ed

Address:

101 W. Nueva St., Ste. 944, San Antonio, TX 78205-3042

Phone:

210-335-0661

Fax:

210-335-0665

Bexar County Economic Development is a function of Bexar County government that drives new investment and job creation in the region. The department reports directly to Bexar County Commissioners Court, which is composed of the County Judge and four Commissioners and is the overall managing/governing body of Bexar County.

County leadership takes a systems approach to economic growth and achieves goals through four divisions: incentives, strategic initiatives, agrilife, and community venues.

County incentives to help companies expand or relocate include:

  • Tax Phase-In: projects in targeted industries may be eligible for an abatement of real and/or personal property taxes,
  • Industrial Development Corporation: manufacturing and processing companies seeking to expand or improve their facilities may qualify for special low interest rate financing,
  • Freeport Exemption: property tax exemption for companies with goods-in-transit or inventories used in the manufacturing process,
  • Foreign Trade Zone: projects importing and/ or exporting goods or materials may qualify for custom duties and tax waivers, and
  • Business Partnership Program: strategic advising and collaboration for regional expansion efforts.

Initiatives focus on global recruitment and cluster development, to include the Texas-Mexico Automotive SuperCluster (TMASC) - a bi-national project that recruits truck and heavy equipment assembly plants to the TMASC region. Through TMASC, companies access a wide-range of support from market research and supplier directories to industry intelligence.

Bexar County is committed to creating a vibrant place to live and work. County Commissioners invested over $80 million in youth and amateur sports facilities, $125 million in San Antonio river improvements, $100 million in community arenas, and $110 million in cultural arts facilities. Bexar County Economic Development ensures quality of life investments are leveraged to support workforce development and corporate recruitment/retention through special projects such as the 2013 Bexar County Games.

Learn more about the County’s incentives and view market data at www.bexar.org/ed.

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