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4 – Texas Enterprise Zone Program

4.1 Program Summary

YEAR ENACTED:

  • 1987 (Agency Rule)
  • 1993 (Program Codification)
  • 2003 (Program amended to current format)

LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATION:

No specific appropriation

HISTORY:

The Texas Legislature codified the Texas Enterprise Zone Act in the Government Code in 1993 and amended the Act in 2003.44 This legislation established a process whereby areas characterized by acute distress are identified and are provided with state and local inducements to encourage private investments through the removal of unnecessary governmental regulatory barriers to economic growth and to provide tax incentives and economic development program benefits.

In essence, the enterprise zone program has served as an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation, job retention and capital investment in economically distressed areas of the state.

MEASUREMENT:

To receive designation and the benefits associated with the enterprise zone program, the following steps/phases need to be put into place:45

  • Communities nominate projects for a designation period up to five years, excluding a 90-day window prior to the application deadline. Employment and capital investment commitments must be met within this timeframe.
  • Projects may be physically located in or outside of an Enterprise Zone.
  • If located within a zone, the company commits that at least 25 percent of their new employees will meet economically disadvantaged or enterprise zone residence requirements.
  • If located outside of a zone, the company commits that at least 35 percent of their new employees will meet economically disadvantaged or enterprise zone residency requirements.
  • Under limited statutory provisions, an enterprise project designation may be granted for job retention.

Designated projects are eligible to apply for state sales and use tax refunds on purchases made for use at the qualified business site. The level and amount of refund is related to the capital investment and jobs created at the qualified business site. The taxpayer (designated project) submits a detailed schedule of expenditures and employment information to the Office of the Comptroller – Audit Division. Field auditors are then sent out to verify expenditures and employment information.

The maximum refund(s) associated with the corresponding job and investment levels are illustrated in Table 10.

Table 10:

Maximum Refunds based on Designation Levels, Capital Investments and Jobs Created/Retained.



Designation Type Level of Capital Investment Maximum Number of Jobs Allocated Maximum Potential Refund Maximum Refund per Job Allocation
Single Project $40,000 to $399,999 10 $25,000 $2,500
Single Project $400,000 to $999,999 25 $62,000 $2,500
Single Project $1M to $4,999,999 125 $312,500 $2,500
Single Project $5M to $149,999,999 500 $1,250,000 $2,500
Double Jumbo Project $150M to $249,999,999 500 $2,500,000 $5,000
Triple Jumbo Project $250M or more 500 $3,750,000 $7,500

Source: Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Division

PROGRAM COSTS/OUTLAYS/ALLOCATIONS

The state is allocated 105 enterprise project designations per state biennium. However, for the current biennium, the Governor’s Office expects all designations to be allocated by the second quarter of fiscal 2011.

Based on information obtained from the Governor’s Office and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for Fiscal 2008 and 2009, the program allocations and costs are shown in Table 11.

Table 11:

Program Costs and Allocations (Fiscal 2008 and 2009)46



Designation Type Fiscal Year Number of Projects Capital Investment (Millions) Commitment for New Jobs Retained Jobs State Refund (Millions)
Single 2008 30 $524.36 4,553 10,220  
Double 2008 - - - -  
Triple 2008 6 $1,752.15 3,193 7,214  
Total 2008 36 $2,276.51 7,746 17,434 $17.48
Single 2009 42 $920.23 3,660 14,013  
Double 2009 9 $2,055.29 1,662 3,406  
Triple 2009 2 $520.00 0 3,840  
Total 2009 53 $3,495.52 5,322 21,259 $16.13

Sources:
(1) Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Division (August 31, 2009).
(2) State refund information obtained – Audit Division, TX Comptroller of Public Accounts (August 17, 2010).

From the information contained in Table 11, the program generated the following between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2009:

  • 89 designations
  • 51,761 jobs associated with the program
    • 13,068 new jobs were committed
    • 38,693 jobs retained
  • $5.77 Billion in capital investment

Given the estimated total gross tax benefit to designees through state tax refunds ($33.6 Million) as the basis of cost, the amount of state tax refund per-unit measurement of the program are as follows:

  • $377,739.85 of state tax refund per designation
  • $649 of state tax refund per job (committed and retained)
  • $5.82 of state tax credit per $1,000 of estimated capital investment

In terms of capital investments, Enterprise Project companies have increased their total investments in Texas communities from $1.58 Billion in 2003 to over $11.64 Billion in 2009. See Figure 6.

In terms of the number of companies operating in the zone, Figure 7 shows the growth trends between 2003 and 200947 Over the seven-year period, the number of companies receiving TX Enterprise Zone program benefits has increased from 37 in calendar year 2003 to 57 in calendar year 2009.

Figure 8 shows the number of jobs that have been created and/or retained by Enterprise Project companies in Texas communities between 2003 and 2009. In 2003, companies involved in the Texas Enterprise Zone created or retained 9,258 jobs. In 2009, 29,436 jobs were created or retained.

Figure 6:

Capital Investments in TX Enterprise Zones

( Billions of dollars per year)

Details for Capital Investments in Texas Enterprise Zones

Figure 7:

Number of Companies Receiving Program Benefits

Details for Number of Companies Receiving Texas Enterprise Zone Program Benefits

Figure 8:

Number of New/Retained Jobs in TX Enterprise Zones

( Billions of dollars per year)

Details for New/Retained Jobs in Texas Enterprise Zones

PROGRAM STRENGTHS

  • The program was created in statute.
  • The program has limitations on the following:
    • time period for designation (five years maximum)
    • maximum refund amounts based on job creation/retention and capital investment levels (information in Table 10)
    • number of designations (105 per biennium)
  • The program encourages state and local partnership in job and investment creation in distressed communities in the state.
  • It is the only state incentive program geared towards job retention.
  • In terms of compliance, program utilizes CPA field audits to verify refund claims on expenditures and employment.

PROGRAM WEAKNESSES:

  • Performance is reported in the aggregate. It is impossible to determine individual performance.
  • The program has a limited number of designations which may be awarded disproportionately in the biennium, causing worthy projects to not be eligible due to timing.
  • In determining the cost of state refunds per job, it is difficult to differentiate between cost attributed to new/committed jobs and cost attributed to retained jobs.

PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS:

Review biennial allocations. The state authorizes a limited number of designations for each biennium. While this limits the state’s potential cost, it also makes it difficult for the state to maximize the benefit from the program, because worthy projects that apply too late in the biennium may not receive an authorization, even though the project could have a better return to the state than previously authorized projects.

The legislature should evaluate the number of authorized biennial allocations, as well as the method of allocation to ensure that the program provides maximum benefits to both the state and the employers.



4.2 Texas Enterprise Zone Program Objectives

Texas Enterprise Zone Program:48

The Texas Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas of the state.

Participation

Local communities must nominate a company as an Enterprise Project to be eligible to participate in the Enterprise Zone Program. Legislation limits allocations to the state and local communities per biennium. The state accepts applications quarterly with deadlines on the first working day of March, June, September and December.

Benefits to Participation

Designated projects are eligible to apply for state sales and use tax refunds on purchases made for use at the qualified business site. The level and amount of refund is related to the capital investment and jobs created at the qualified business site.

Participation Requirements

  • Communities may nominate projects for a designation period up to five years, excluding a 90-day window prior to the application deadline. Employment and capital investment commitments must be incurred and met within this timeframe.
  • Projects may be physically located in or outside of an Enterprise Zone.
    • If located within a zone, the company commits that at least 25 percent of their new employees will meet economically disadvantaged or enterprise zone residence requirements.
    • If located outside of a zone, the company commits that at least 35 percent of their new employees will meet economically disadvantaged or enterprise zone residency requirements.

HOW ARE OBJECTIVES MEASURED?

Projects approved, projected capital investment, and new and retained jobs are tracked by the Governor’s office.

4.3 Texas Enterprise Zone Awardee List

The following table displays the Texas Enterprise Zone Awardees from 2003 through 2010.

Table 12:

Investments & Employment in Texas Enterprise Zones (calendar years 2003-2010)

Company County Calendar Year Capital Investment Jobs, New and/or Retained
Ethicon, Inc. Tom Green 2003 $21,000,000 250
Tyco Fire Products, LP Lubbock 2003 $28,400,000 325
HTP Rio Grande, LP Hidalgo 2003 $18,607,000 113
CVS Texas Distribution, L.P. Ellis 2003 $40,000,000 220
Excel Corporation Hale 2003 $50,700,000 220
Gulf Coast Ford Ltd. dba Gulf Coast Ford Brazoria 2003 $5,119,666 88
Voicestream PCS II Corporation subsidiary of T-Mobile USA, Inc. Hidalgo 2003 $12,000,000 728
La Quinta Corporation and its Subsidiary Corporations and Other Affiliates Bexar 2003 $33,316,000 61
Crochet & Borel Services, Inc., dba C & B Services, Inc. Jefferson 2003 $2,200,000 91
Boeing Aerospace Operations, Inc. Bexar 2003 $47,000,000 250
Earth Core, Inc. Montague 2003 $5,000,000 50
Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Dallas 2003 $15,800,000 100
SeaSilver USA, Inc. Hidalgo 2003 $14,305,000 100
Target Corporation - Midlothian Regional Distribution Center Ellis 2003 $85,516,000 500
American RV & Marts El Paso 2003 $9,900,000 30
Arrow Hose & Tubing (USA) Inc. - Texas Tarrant 2003 $4,175,000 35
Merkafon International, Ltd. Hidalgo 2003 $29,380,000 500
Trico Technologies Corp. Cameron 2003 $18,771,113 70
Bank One N.A. Dallas 2003 $60,239,000 246
Freedom Newspapers Hidalgo 2003 $19,893,948 252
ISP Synthetic Elastomers LP Jefferson 2003 $37,265,000 184
Lowe’s Home Center, Inc. Henderson 2003 $15,800,000 127
Lowe’s Home Center, Inc. Polk 2003 $9,116,600 127
Lowe’s Home Center, Inc. Hopkins 2003 $15,800,000 127
Lowe’s Home Center, Inc. Titus 2003 $15,800,000 127
Lowe’s Home Center, Inc. Harrison 2003 $15,800,000 127
Lowe’s Home Center, Inc. Kleberg 2003 $9,116,600 127
Owens Country Sausage Inc. Hopkins 2003 $16,500,050 112
Pier 1 Services Company Tarrant 2003 $100,000,000 350
RadioShack Corporation Tarrant 2003 $190,000,000 500
Venus Initiatives LLP Kaufman 2003 $55,725,000 500
Alcoa World Alumina LLC Calhoun 2003 $28,050,000 595
CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Nueces 2003 $458,000,000 542
Echostar Satellite Corporation Cameron 2003 $8,251,248 607
Lowe’s Home Center Inc. Anderson 2003 $15,800,000 127
Wal-Mart Stores East, LP Austin 2003 $55,000,000 500
Wal-Mart Stores East, LP McLennan 2003 $9,000,000 250
2003 TOTAL $1,576,347,225 9,258
CertainTeed Corporation Grayson 2004 $13,800,000 35
ExxonMobil Corporation Harris 2004 $331,800,000 1,320
FedEx Ground Package System Inc. Dallas 2004 $61,881,566 100
Honeywell International Inc. Denton 2004 $1,132,000 30
Miramar Designs, Ltd. Tarrant 2004 $4,383,404 77
Schreiber Foods Inc. Erath 2004 $42,000,000 287
Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems Inc. Wise 2004 $14,000,000 68
Behr Process Corporation Denton 2004 $23,800,000 100
Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. Washington 2004 $1,800,000 10
Chavez Contracting, Inc. Wichita 2004 $500,000 10
Encore Wire Limited Collin 2004 $20,000,000 750
Engineered Storage Solutions, LLC Washington 2004 $41,600 10
Excel Corporation Parmer 2004 $50,549,000 200
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas Calhoun 2004 $167,000,000 1,400
Hilton Midland Plaza Midland 2004 $9,500,000 35
Kehe Food Distributors - Texas, L.P. Ellis 2004 $24,800,000 180
Lavoi Corporation dba EPI Breads Dallas 2004 $5,350,000 186
Sport Supply Group, Inc. Dallas 2004 $515,000 110
The Grease Rack, Inc. Jim Wells 2004 $1,080,000 15
Valero Refining - Texas, L.P. Nueces 2004 $611,930,000 821
Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems, Inc. Harrison 2004 $12,000,000 60
Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems, Inc. Jim Wells 2004 $16,200,000 63
Cleveland Imaging and Surgical Hospital, L.L.C. Liberty 2004 $9,548,000 48
Home Depot Inc. Data Center Travis 2004 $331,500,000 500
Howe-Baker Engineers, Ltd. Smith 2004 $2,240,000 207
ISP Technologies, Inc. Galveston 2004 $28,000,000 173
JLC Technologies Smith 2004 $9,000,000 159
John Soules Foods, Inc. Smith 2004 $28,700,000 370
Koyo Steering Systems of Texas L.P. Ellis 2004 $30,000,000 200
Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Washington 2004 $15,800,000 127
Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Denton 2004 $15,800,000 127
Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Parker 2004 $15,800,000 127
Slovacek Foods, L.P. Burleson 2004 $2,500,000 29
TASUS Texas Corporation Williamson 2004 $15,000,000 101
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc. Bexar 2004 $573,000,000 1,800
Valero Refining - Texas, L.P. Galveston 2004 $460,020,000 450
Avanzar Interior Technologies, Ltd. Bexar 2004 $41,000,000 522
BASF Corporation Brazoria 2004 $316,030,000 604
Bayer MaterialScience LLC Chambers 2004 $385,497,000 898
Diamond Shamrock Refining Company, L.P. Moore 2004 $408,900,000 451
Diamond Shamrock Refining, L.P. Live Oak 2004 $259,570,000 289
PPG Industries, Inc. Wichita 2004 $38,000,000 436
Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. Dallas 2004 $215,000,000 500
Vutex Inc. Bexar 2004 $12,000,000 525
Western Refining Company, L.P. El Paso 2004 $151,494,000 330
2004 TOTAL $4,778,461,570 14,840
ASMO, Inc. Ellis 2005 $28,609,227 103
Cabela’s Retail Texas, LP Hays 2005 $10,610,000 183
Corpus Christi Interests, LLC San Patricio 2005 $746,270,000 65
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Ltd. Hidalgo 2005 $150,000,000 >
East Texas Lee Container, L.P. Nacogdoches 2005 $5,635,000 105
Genlyte Thomas Group LLC, Wide-Lite Division Hays 2005 $10,000,000 306
LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. Tarrant 2005 $11,800,000 700
Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Johnson 2005 $15,800,000 127
Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Grayson 2005 $48,420,414 612
Seadrift Coke, L.P. Calhoun 2005 $23,000,000 89
Stockton Plaza, LP Pecos 2005 $10,058,815 45
Target Corporation Tarrant 2005 $16,000,000 191
The Dow Chemical Company Brazoria 2005 $316,600,000 4,104
Toyoda Gosei Texas, LLC Bexar 2005 $25,000,000 158
Trinity Tank Car, Inc. Gregg 2005 $11,922,000 1,171
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. Grayson 2005 $97,800,000 1,500
Union Carbide Corporation Galveston 2005 $158,028,400 431
We Pack Logistics LP Lamar 2005 $5,000,000 160
ATC Logistics & Electronics, L.P. Tarrant 2005 $6,500,000 300
BASF Corporation Jefferson 2005 $263,900,000 182
CFAN Company Hays 2005 $29,000,000 521
Essilor of America, Inc. Dallas 2005 $36,656,894 380
Futaba Industrial Texas Corporation Bexar 2005 $45,000,000 160
Guardian Industries Corp. Navarro 2005 $49,495,200 209
Hampson Aerospace, Inc. Dallas 2005 $3,200,000 134
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Lamar 2005 $152,000,000 882
Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Kaufman 2005 $19,300,000 127
Newly Weds Foods, Inc. Titus 2005 $27,300,000 115
Omni Fort Worth Partnership, L.P. Tarrant 2005 $105,000,000 500
Quality Culvert Incorporated Harrison 2005 $11,500,000 89
Southern Plastics, Inc. Gregg 2005 $10,890,000 200
The Premcor Refining Group, Inc. Jefferson 2005 $498,700,000 772
2005 TOTAL $2,948,995,950 15,717
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Potter 2006 $35,206,000 733
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Dallas 2006 $92,900,000 1,086
Cloeren Incorporated Orange 2006 $5,275,000 216
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Orange 2006 $150,000,000 853
Examination Management Services, Inc. McLennan 2006 $6,950,000 276
Kiewit Offshore Services San Patricio 2006 $5,200,000 1,000
Lance Mfg. LLC Navarro 2006 $7,500,000 225
Campbell Soup Supply Company LLC Lamar 2006 $17,700,000 731
Cemex Cement of Texas, L.P. Comal 2006 $252,413,000 214
G.M. Fabricators, L.P. Aransas 2006 $47,000,000 506
Hilmar Cheese Company Dallam 2006 $200,000,000 168
LANXESS Corporation Orange 2006 $9,730,000 297
ADP, Inc. El Paso 2006 $25,000,000 1,028
BJ Services Company, U.S.A. Harris 2006 $48,000,000 500
Owens Corning Randall 2006 $34,000,000 594
Pied Piper Pet and Wildlife Inc. Jones 2006 $8,887,476 153
Rattlesnake Energy, LLC dba Rattlesnake Refinery Ward 2006 $4,000,000 31
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division) McLennan 2006 $67,000,000 700
Sherwin Alumina, L.P. San Patricio 2006 $56,390,000 742
Sysco Food Services of East Texas, LLC Gregg 2006 $31,000,075 211
2006 TOTAL $1,104,151,551 10,264
Keppel AmFELS, Inc. Cameron 2007 $15,171,500 923
Mesquite Fuels & Agriculture, Inc. Jones 2007 $10,000,000 24
Orgill, Inc. Gregg 2007 $21,300,000 264
Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC Dallas 2007 $7,500,000 220
Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company Potter 2007 $25,000,000 500
Sabre Communications Corporation Johnson 2007 $30,900,000 199
Stamford Millworks, Inc. Jones 2007 $2,568,480 25
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Tarrant 2007 $266,732,366 3,674
Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc. Travis 2007 $17,800,000 183
RTG Furniture of Texas, L.P. Tarrant 2007 $50,000,000 300
T-Mobile USA, Inc. Cameron 2007 $17,500,000 700
Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. Jefferson 2007 $268,000,000 504
Allied Production Solutions, LP Cooke 2007 $16,523,200 200
Flint Hills Resources, LP Nueces 2007 $250,000,000 954
Millard Refrigerated Services, Inc. Dallas 2007 $49,065,580 110
Sanderson Farms (Processing Division) Brazos 2007 $5,000,000 1,428
Spansion LLC Travis 2007 $280,000,000 1,271
StarTek USA, Inc. Victoria 2007 $10,622,797 383
Stripes LLC Nueces 2007 $5,000,000 291
WesTx Packaging Company Lubbock 2007 $6,150,000 101
2007 TOTAL $1,354,833,923 12,254
ADP, Inc. El Paso 2008 $21,000,000 500
Albany Engineered Composites, Inc. Kendall 2008 $34,635,000 448
Deloitte LLP Harris 2008 $61,400,000 500
Fred Loya Insurance Agency, Inc. Bexar 2008 $10,846,531 500
Fred Loya Insurance Agency, Inc. Hidalgo 2008 $5,200,000 220
MAPEI Corporation Dallas 2008 $21,242,000 28
Niagara Bottling, LLC Dallas 2008 $56,438,000 203
Rackspace US, Inc. Bexar 2008 $436,421,856 3,150
Tesoro Companies, Inc. Bexar 2008 $251,000,000 854
Tindall Corporation Bexar 2008 $25,000,000 250
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. Potter 2008 $11,017,592 2,585
Tyson Refrigeraged Processed Meats, Inc. Wilbarger 2008 $5,000,000 763
Valero Services, Inc. Bexar 2008 $6,500,000 1,559
Air Tractor, Inc. Young 2008 $5,064,875 218
Double B Foods, Inc. Bosque 2008 $4,212,000 295
Kent Moore Cabinets, Ltd. Brazos 2008 $6,072,000 424
Odessa Regional Hospital, L.P. Ector 2008 $5,000,000 488
Retractable Technologies, Inc. Denton 2008 $7,900,000 159
Sweet Shop Candies USA Titus 2008 $4,400,000 90
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, L.P. Jefferson 2008 $5,000,000 550
The Sherwin-Williams Company Dallas 2008 $7,712,000 237
The Sherwin-Williams Company McLennan 2008 $5,057,000 165
Walgreen Co. Ellis 2008 $38,000,000 820
Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions, LLC Dallas 2008 $8,940,464 200
Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. McLennan 2008 $69,700,000 490
eTelecare Global Solutions - AZ, Inc. Cherokee 2008 $1,929,312 401
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas Calhoun 2008 $600,791,000 162
INVISTA S.a r.l. Orange 2008 $150,000,000 1,290
MillerCoors LLC Tarrant 2008 $104,705,000 710
Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc. Tarrant 2008 $9,600,000 409
3M Company Brown 2008 $7,625,000 450
AGE Refining, Inc. Bexar 2008 $12,600,000 160
Associated hygienic Products LLC McLennan 2008 $37,178,039 300
Caterpillar Inc. Guadalupe 2008 $176,800,000 1,465
DCFS USA LLC Tarrant 2008 $17,559,500 663
Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company Collin 2008 $265,000,000 2,753
Infinity Insurance Company Hidalgo 2008 $7,531,657 217
International Paper Company Cass 2008 $150,000,000 765
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, LP McLennan 2008 $15,048,236 1,723
NRG South Texas LP Matagorda 2008 $255,000,000 1,087
NRG Texas Power, LLC Limestone 2008 $150,869,159 243
NRG Texas Power, LLC Fort Bend 2008 $201,248,327 372
Owens Corning Insulating Systems, LLC Ellis 2008 $23,240,840 412
Ryan, Inc. Dallas 2008 $5,500,000 371
Solo Cup Dallas 2008 $3,919,694 60
TXI Operations, LP Comal 2008 $260,000,000 176
Weatherford US, LLP Walker 2008 $15,381,000 261
2008 TOTAL $3,584,286,082 30,146
Berry Contracting, L.P. Nueces 2009 $5,000,000 730
Caterpillar Inc. Guadalupe 2009 $176,800,000 1,465
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Collin 2009 $38,000,000 500
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Ltd. Hidalgo 2009 $59,423,512 371
Frito-Lay, Inc. Dallas 2009 $5,700,000 569
Frito-Lay, Inc. Fort Bend 2009 $7,400,000 40
GeneralCable Industries, Inc. Harrison 2009 $5,400,000 327
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC Liberty 2009 $31,000,000 323
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products South LLC Polk 2009 $65,590,000 642
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products South LLC Polk 2009 $46,882,000 402
Kalmar RT Center, LLC Guadalupe 2009 $10,900,000 242
Lynntech, Inc. Brazos 2009 $12,000,000 250
Neela, Inc. Brazoria 2009 $6,050,000 54
Shearer’s Foods Lubbock LLC Lubbock 2009 $6,900,000 139
Tyson Farms Shelby 2009 $5,000,000 1,100
United HealthCare Services, Inc. Cameron 2009 $6,367,000 500
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Harris 2009 $65,000,000 696
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Fayette 2009 $38,000,000 201
Delek Refining, Ltd. Smith 2009 $30,830,000 245
Ecolab, Inc. Dallas 2009 $13,000,000 169
EFW, Inc. Tarrant 2009 $31,889,000 665
Glazer’s Wholesale Drug Company dba Glazer’s Distributing Tom Green 2009 $7,200,000 77
Golfsmith International, L.P. Travis 2009 $5,581,000 331
Kohler Co. Brown 2009 $7,692,528 1,138
Martifer-Hirschfeld Energy Systems LLC Tom Green 2009 $40,000,000 225
NRG Texas Power, LLC Chambers 2009 $13,720,000 56
Overhead Door Corporation, Horton Automatics Division Nueces 2009 $5,000,000 222
The Grocer’s Supply Co., Inc. Harris 2009 $150,083,602 1,085
The Toro Company El Paso 2009 $10,250,000 272
Valero Refining - Texas, L.P. Harris 2009 $215,500,000 300
Brookshire Grocery Company Smith 2009 $5,000,000 887
Buffet Partners L.P. Lubbock 2009 $5,010,000 173
CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Nueces 2009 $316,800,000 550
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Orange 2009 $280,000,000 885
Kraft Foods Global, Inc. Dallas 2009 $5,000,000 259
Motiva Enterprises, LLC Jefferson 2009 $7,970,000,000 1,076
Valero Refining - Texas, L.P. Nueces 2009 $298,000,000 823
ACS State & Local Solutions, Inc. Bexar 2009 $5,000,000 592
Agape Group Inc. dba Agape Home Healthcare Dallas 2009 $1,500,000 125
Agape Group Inc. dba Agape Home Healthcare Dallas 2009 $1,500,000 125
Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Tarrant 2009 $61,574,000 1,436
Alcon Research, Ltd. Harris 2009 $31,510,000 561
Alcon Research, Ltd. Tarrant 2009 $151,000,000 1,865
Bayer MaterialScience LLC Chambers 2009 $413,330,000 904
Celanese Corporation Kleberg 2009 $5,000,000 285
Diamond Shamrock Refining Company, L.P. Moore 2009 $200,000,000 450
Diamond Shamrock Refining Company, L.P. Live Oak 2009 $175,000,000 290
Dresser, Inc. Williamson 2009 $7,500,000 441
Igloo Products Corp. Waller 2009 $5,000,000 773
INEOS USA LLC Calhoun 2009 $36,000,000 131
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. Collin 2009 $6,125,000 382
Lufkin Industries, Inc. Angelina 2009 $10,500,000 847
Redcats USA, L.P. El Paso 2009 $1,077,000 539
Sears Logistics Services, Inc. Dallas 2009 $5,000,000 236
The Boeing Company El Paso 2009 $5,000,000 453
The Lubrizol Corporation Harris 2009 $112,000,000 502
Valero Refining - Texas, L.P. Galveston 2009 $400,000,000 510
2009 TOTAL $11,635,584,642 29,436
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Tarrant 2010 $256,222,000 3,674
McWane, Inc. (dba Tyler Pipe) Smith 2010 $20,000,000 359
Reliant Energy Retail Holdings, LLC Harris 2010 $13,164,250 419
NRG Energy, Inc. Harris 2010 $36,818,000 1,019
ETS-Lindgren L.P. Williamson 2010 $6,088,000 242
1859 Management Partners, LP Lubbock 2010 $6,050,000 101
Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. Washington 2010 $5,400,000 770
INEOS USA LLC Brazoria 2010 $219,000,000 456
Travelocity.com LP Tarrant 2010 $5,000,000 500
Sabre, Inc. Tarrant 2010 $5,000,000 1,998
NuStar Energy, L.P. Bexar 2010 $150,000,000 543
2010 TOTAL $722,742,250 10,081
OVERALL TOTAL* $27,705,403,193 131,996

* Total includes calendar year 2003 through February 2010, as reported on 9/3/10.

Source: Office of the Governor (information reported to CPA on September 3, 2010)

Map 4.4

4.4 – Texas Enterprise Zone Participation 2003 through 2010

The vast majority of the 89 designated enterprise zones lie in the eastern half of Texas.

The counties with 1 award are:

  • Anderson
  • Angelina
  • Aransas
  • Austin
  • Bosque
  • Burleson
  • Cass
  • Cherokee
  • Cooke
  • Dallam
  • Ector
  • Erath
  • Fayette
  • Hale
  • Henderson
  • Kendall
  • Limestone
  • Matagorda
  • Midland
  • Montague
  • Nacogdoches
  • Parker
  • Parmer
  • Pecos
  • Randall
  • Shelby
  • Victoria
  • Walker
  • Waller
  • Ward
  • Wilbarger
  • Wise
  • Young

The counties with 2 through 10 awards are:

  • Brazoria
  • Brazos
  • Brown
  • Calhoun
  • Cameron
  • Chambers
  • Collin
  • Comal
  • Denton
  • El Paso
  • Ellis
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Grayson
  • Gregg
  • Guadalupe
  • Harris
  • Harrison
  • Hays
  • Hidalgo
  • Hopkins
  • Jefferson
  • Jim Wells
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Kaufman
  • Kleberg
  • Lamar
  • Liberty
  • Live Oak
  • Lubbock
  • McLennan
  • Moore
  • Navarro
  • Nueces
  • Orange
  • Polk
  • Potter
  • San Patricio
  • Smith
  • Titus
  • Tom Green
  • Travis
  • Washington
  • Wichita
  • Williamson

The counties with 11 through 100 awards are:

  • Bexar
  • Dallas
  • Tarrant