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Incentives

The City of Ennis makes available a number of local incentives, in addition to state and federal-based programs, to assist you with new developments, industrial retention, or relocation or expansion of your existing.

Each program has specific qualifications and eligibility criteria, and we’d be happy to help you take full advantage of these incentives to ensure your success.

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Downtown
Facade Improvement Grants

The City of Ennis actively encourages and incentivizes facade improvement in the downtown district. Grants and funding are available to eligible applicants, and design assistance is also offered free of charge through the Main Street Board.

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Downtown
Historic Preservation Grant

Available grant for any National Register Historic District properties. Project restrictions and applications apply.

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Downtown
Historic Landmark Tax Exemption

Some specifically designated properties in the Downtown and Residential Historic Districts may be eligible for a tax exemption.

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Downtown
Historic Reinvestment Tax Abatement Refunds

Only specifically designated "commercial" properties in the National Register Historic District are eligible for this tax abatement refund.

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Local
City of Ennis Industrial Tax Abatement

The City of Ennis offers a tax abatement incentive for capital investment projects exceeding $1,000,000 and creating at least 15 jobs.

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Ellis County Tax Abatement

Ellis County offers a tax abatement incentive for capital investment projects exceeding $1,000,000 and creating at least 26 jobs.

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Infrastructure Rehabilitation Grant

The City of Ennis offers grants for projects that encounter excessive costs due to inferior, defective or absent infrastructure.

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State
Skills Development Fund

Established by the 74th Legislature in 1995, The Skills Development Fund was designed to better utilize the public community and technical college system in Texas as well as other training organizations and have them partner with businesses throughout the state (with priority on small business...

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State
Texas Capital Fund

Supports rural business development, retention and expansion by providing funds for public infrastructure, real estate development, or the elimination of deteriorated conditions.

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State
Texas Enterprise Fund

The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) awards “deal-closing” grants to companies considering a new project for which one Texas site is competing with other out-of-state sites. The fund serves as a financial incentive for those companies whose projects would contribute significant capital investment a...

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State
Texas Enterprise Zone Program

The Texas Enterprise Zone Program (EZP) is a state sales and use tax refund program designed to encourage private investment and job creation in economically distressed areas of the state.

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Federal
New Market Tax Credits

The New Markets Tax Credit Program, established by Congress in December 2000, permits individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a non-refundable tax credit against federal income taxes for making equity investments in vehicles known as Community De...

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