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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.

Contact

Strategic Development & Revitalization
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-6021 (phone)
817-392-6031 (fax)

Office of Small Business
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-2622 (phone)
817-392-6031 (fax)

Office of Business Diversity
1150 South Freeway, Suite 144
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-2674 (phone)
817-392-2681 (fax)

Director:
Robert Sturns

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Shaping Your Policy and Company Culture with Employee Handbooks: 11:30 a.m. May 28, 2019; James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 South Freeway.
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Presentations and Pitches - Public Speaking: 6 p.m. June 3, 2019; Fort Worth Score Conference Room, 1150 South Freeway, Suite 108.
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Applying Strategic Skills in Recruiting and Hiring Salespeople: 11 a.m. June 5, 2019; Score Fort Worth, 1150 South Freeway.
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Quickbooks Desktop: 8:30 a.m. June 6, 2019; Score Fort Worth, 1150 South Freeway.
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Copyright, Patents and Trademarks: 9 a.m. June 8, 2019; Fort Worth Score Conference Room, 1150 South Freeway.
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Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises: 11:30 a.m. June 13, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Government Contracting BootCamp: Winning Government Business: 9 a.m. June 14, 2019; James Guinn Entrepreneurial Center - Score, 1150 South Freeway.
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Breakfast at the BAC - The Two H's of Labor and Employment: 7:30 a.m. June 20, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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City of Fort Worth Workshops - RFP, RFQ, ITB and Best Value Solicitations: 8:30 a.m. June 27, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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