Incentives

Forney is a business-friendly community, and we provide a variety of financial incentives, as well other financing options through the State of Texas and Kaufman County, for new, expanding, or relocating companies. Forney EDC is prepared to provide the  needed guidance and assistance to facilitate the process and ensure that your company is successful in Forney. Please reach out to us at (972) 564-5808 to get started.

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"Type B" EDC Incentive Funds

Forney EDC provides direct cash and loan incentives from the "Type B" 1/2 cent sales tax collected for economic development within the City of Forney.

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Chapter 380/381 Economic Development Agreements

Chapter 380 of the Texas Local Government Code allows Forney to offer a range of incentives for economic development, including the ability to rebate some of the city's portion of the 1.0% sales and use tax collected from business entities located in the jurisdiction.

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Tax Abatement (City & County)

Qualifying businesses considering locate in Forney or Kaufman County have the opportunity to apply for a property tax abatement on new value created as a result of the project. 

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Downtown Facade Grant

Downtown Facade Grant is a $10,000 or 50% (whichever is lower) matching grant for businesses within the Historic Downtown Overlay of Forney. 

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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 businesses) to train workers to meet the labor needs of employers and the regional labor market.

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Product Development and Small Business Incubator Fund

The Product Development and Small Business Incubator Fund (PDSBI) is a revolving loan program financed through original bond issuances. The primary objective of the program is to aid in the development, production and commercialization of new or improved products and to foster and stimulate small business in the State of Texas.

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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 and new employment opportunities to the state’s economy.

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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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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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Economic Development and Diversification In-State Tuition for Employees

Economic Development & Diversification In-State Tuition for Employees is a program that allows employees—and those employees’ family members—of a qualified business considering a relocation or expansion of its operations in the State of Texas to pay in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education in the state without first establishing residency.

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Triple Freeport Exemption on “In transit” Inventory

Tax exemption for legally authorized inventory that meets certain criterion.

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