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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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Calendar

Presentations and Pitches Bootcamp: 9 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Tax Planning for Small Business: 9 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Employee Life-Cycle - Interviewing, Hiring and What Comes Next: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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The Secrets to Buying a Franchise: 9 a.m. Sept. 25, 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. Sept. 26, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Building Out a Successful Sales Program: 9 a.m. Sept. 27, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Business Basics for Business Owners: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Certification Training for Minority, Women, Small, or Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprises and Other Federal Certifications: 6 p.m. Oct. 8, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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The Essentials of Your Business Plan: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Quickbooks Online: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Business Plan Competition - Pitch Night: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2019; MET Building, UNTHSC Campus, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
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Federal Contract Ready: 6 p.m. Oct. 17, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Business Plan Competition - Finale: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019; MET Building, UNTHSC Campus, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
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How to Improve Your Top Line Revenue: 9 a.m. Oct. 25, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Simple Steps to Starting Your Business - Presented in Spanish: 9 a.m. Oct. 26, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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How to Write an Effective Business Plan - Presented in Spanish: noon Oct. 26, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Breakfast at the BAC - Meet the Finalists: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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