Enterprise Zone Program


Enterprise Zones offer local and state tax benefits for new and expanding businesses in economically distressed areas. Benefits include State Sales and Use Tax refunds and Franchise Tax reductions or credits.

Approved projects in Enterprise Zones must commit to create or retain permanent jobs, make capital investment in the zone, fill at least 25 percent of its new jobs with individuals who are economically disadvantaged or residents within the zone, and maintain an agreed upon number of jobs for at least three years.

Level of Capital Investment Maximum Number of Jobs Allocated Maximum Potential Refund Maximum Refund Per Job Allocated
$40,000 to $399,999 10 $25,000 $2,500
$400,000 to $999,999 25 $62,000 $2,500
$1,000,000 to $4,999,999 125 $312,500 $2,500
$5,000,000 to $149,999,999 500 $1,250,000 $2,500
Double Jumbo Project
$150,000,000 to $249,999,999
500 $2,500,000 $5,000
Triple Jumbo Project
$250,000,000 or more
500 $3,750,000 $7,500

Learn more about Enterprise Zones on the State of Texas Comptroller's website.