County Economic Development
500 San Antonio, Suite 312
El Paso, TX 79901

Tel. 915 546-2177
Fax 915 546-2195

Economic Development Department
  • Incentives
  • County Incentives
  • Chapter 381 Economic Development Grant Program
  • Chapter 381 of the Local Government Code provides legislative authority for Texas municipalities to provide grants or loans of county funds or services in order to promote economic development. See Chapter 381 Incentives Policy
    Mission Trail Guidelines
    Infill Development Guidelines
    Chapter 381 Incentive Application
    Infill Development Application
    Historic Structure & Facade Application
    Customized Training Application
  • Freeport Exemption
  • Property tax exemption for companies that deal with goods-in-transit or inventories used in the manufacturing process. It allows goods that are detained in the state for 175 days or less to be exempt. In El Paso County, all local governments provide this exemption.
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
  • PACE is an innovative financing program that enables owners of commercial and industrial properties to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for water conservation, energy-efficiency improvements, and renewable retrofits. See PACE administrator link.
  • State Incentives
  • Texas Enterprise Fund
  • The Texas Enterprise Fund was established to primarily attract new business to the state or assist with the substantial expansion of an existing business as part of a competitive recruitment situation. The program provides for state sales and Use Tax refund based on investment amount and number of jobs created/retained.
  • Skills Development Fund
  • Provides grants that help companies and labor unions form partnerships with local community colleges and technical schools to provide custom job training.
  • State Sales & Use Tax Exemptions
  • Leased or purchased machinery, equipment, replacement parts, and accessories that are used or consumed in the manufacturing, processing, fabricating, or repairing of tangible personal property for ultimate sale, are exempt from state and local sales and use tax. Texas businesses are exempt from paying state sales and use tax on labor for constructing new facilities. Texas businesses are exempt from paying state sales and use tax on the purchase of machinery exclusively used in processing, packing, or marketing agricultural products by the original producer at a location operated by the original producer.