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Texas Wide Open For Business

The Department of Business Assistance (DBA) serves Texas businesses and communities and works to strengthen their competitiveness by promoting international trade, foreign direct investment, business retention and expansion (BRE), as well as small business advocacy and entrepreneurial support. TRADE & EXPORTS As the top exporting state in the nation for 14 consecutive years, Texas, with over $251 billion in exports for 2015, continues to be the leader in international trade. With its unique combination of strategic location, the largest U.S. rail and road infrastructure, the most U.S. ports of entry, a multilingual workforce twice the national average, a vibrant...

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State Energy Conservation Office Programs

State Energy Conservation Office Programs State Energy Conservation Office Programs LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program ( 10 Tex. Gov. Code §2305.032): LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program provides financing of energy and water efficiency measures for public facilities. Borrowers that receive a LoanSTAR loan repay the principal of and interest on the loan from the energy savings that result from the energy-related cost-reduction retrofits. Borrowers may include state agencies, universities, and political subdivisions. Retrofitted buildings have has saved taxpayers more than $385 million and have prevented the release of 9,644 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 3.0 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)...

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SECO – State of Texas

Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy Although the state does not have a tax exemption program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are a few allowable tax exemptions and deductions. Questions? If you have questions, contact the Comptroller of Public Accounts, Tax Policy Division, toll-free: Franchise tax questions: 1-800-252-1382 Property tax questions: 1-800-252-9121, ext. 5-9999 or (512) 305-9999 Solar and Wind-Powered Energy Devices Property Tax Exemption 1 Tex. Tax Code §11.27 Texas offers this property tax exemption that allows residents to take...

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SBA – Financial Help

The Small Business Administration has several programs with which to help Small & Medium Businesses to grow. SBA Loan Programs SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. Take some time to study the programs described in this section, to see if you qualify to participate. Small Business Loans: SBA Advantage Loans… SBA Advantage Loans include financial help for businesses with special requirements. Microloan Program SBA’s Microloan Program provides small, short-term loans to small business concerns and certain types of not-for-profit child-care centers. Real Estate & Equipment Loans: SBA Grow… This loan program provides financing for...

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Texas HireAbility

Calendar of Events Texas HireAbility Campaign Texas Workforce Commission is partnering with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People With Disabilities and the Texas Workforce Solutions network for a campaign called Texas HireAbility to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and to highlight the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce. Calendar of Events Join us at events, job fairs and celebrations, across the state Texas HireAbility Calendar of Events Campaign Resources Use these resources to promote disability employment awareness activities. HireAbility Fact Sheet  HireAbility Flyer  HireAbility logo (jpg) HireAbility Public Service Announcement (Video) HireAbility...

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