The Economic Development Transparency page is provided in an effort to increase transparency in the area of economic development and inform taxpayers about programs and incentives supported by their tax dollars that are designed to attract industry and investment, create jobs and otherwise grow the economy. The City of Carrollton strives to be an open government in all areas and is working to further develop information published for public viewing in the areas of finance, contract and procurement, economic development, public pensions, and debt obligations. For more information on the City's designated Transparency pages, please visit our Transparency page.
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Economic Development Summary
The City of Carrollton is dedicated to achieving the highest quality of development, infrastructure, and quality of life for its citizens. These objectives are met, in part, by the enhancement and expansion of the City’s economy. Additionally, the competitive nature of other municipalities on the local, state and international levels can necessitate additional inducements to attract investment and business to the community. The City’s “pro-business” philosophy is designed not only to attract high quality companies but to retain them as well. Furthermore, the City works to negotiate “win/win” incentive agreements, fully understanding the need for a fair and reasonable return on investment for our taxpayers on any agreement.
It is the City’s policy to encourage new investment and business attraction through the utilization of tax grants, performance-based job creation grants, and/or other redevelopment grants, as authorized by Chapter 380.001 of the Texas Local Government Code. The City has chosen Chapter 380 as the preferred path for the provision of incentives and does not currently offer tax abatement, as authorized by Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code, which may provide a reduction of taxes owed on new added value for a defined period of time.
Tax Grants Provided
In an effort to foster continued new investment and reinvestment in the City’s physical environment and provide a foundation on which businesses may locate and expand their operations, the City may provide a tax grant equal to a portion of the taxes owed on new real and/or business personal property values over a base year value. The actual amount and duration of the tax grant may vary based on a determination by City Council, but projects may be eligible for a grant equal to 100% of real or personal property, for a period of up to ten years.
Of the 17 Active Tax Grants, the 2017 Assessed Value Subject to Tax Grant is $374,983,025.
Figures above are based on annual population estimates as reported by the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Carrollton's 2017 estimated population is 127,980.
A total of $1,871,573 in tax grants were provided to recipients in 2017.
The City currently administers 10 active tax grant agreements. Details pertaining to these active grants are provided below. Please click on the Resolution Number to view the action authorizing the incentive and the Company name to view the agreement.
|Company||Resolution||Capital Investment & Project Details||Term (Years)||Tax Grant Amount||Fiscal Year (Begin)||Fiscal Year (End)||Total Grant (To Date)||Added Value|
||75,000 sf manufacturing, sales and distribution facility
||50% real and personal property tax grant
$14.1M, 300,000 sf 2-Bldg. Industrial Complex
|5||50% real property tax grant||2015||2019||$72,227.44||$13,058,370.00|
$25M, 300,000 sf Corp. Hdqrts & Whse. Facility
|9||90% real property tax grant||2014||2022||$159,666.13||$9,784,914.00|
|Truco Enterpises||3583||$5M, 81,820 sf Corp. Hdqrtrs. & Dist. Facility||5||
30% personal property tax grant
|Cyrus Networks (CyrusOne)||3505||659,000 sf Shell Conversion for Data Center||10||
90% real & personal property tax grant
|Sanmina-SCI Corp.||3429||$3.8M, 150,024 sf Regional Office||8||
70% personal & real property tax grant
|VRM Murcor||3409||$1.1M, 74,000 sf Regional office||10||
90% personal property tax grant
|Spa Castle||3358||$22M, 114,3332 sf Spa Facility||8||
60% real & personal property tax grant
|Summers Group Inc. (Rexel)||3271||$4.2M, 82,130 sf Regional Off/Dist. Facility||9||
85% personal property tax grant
|Argent Frankford, LP||3267||
$4.2M, 82,130 sf Regional Off/Dist. Facility
|9||85% real property tax grant||2010||2018||$142,850.04||$3,089,531.00|
Job Creation Grants Provided
The attraction of quality employers to the City which positively contribute to the Carrollton economy, is a priority of the City. In order to recruit and retain such desirable employers and make Carrollton a place where companies wish to locate and invest, the City may provide job creation grants based on the number and type of new full-time equivalent positions.
A performance-based job creation grant may be authorized in order to attract and/or retain companies. Those companies hiring and/or relocating employees to Carrollton, which are paid an average annual full-time equivalent salary above the City’s mean annual wage, may be eligible for a Job Creation Grant.
Since the adoption of the new Job Creation Grant Program in July of 2015, the City has provided two performance based job creation grants which will commence Fiscal Year 2017. Details pertaining to these grants are provided below. Please click on the Resolution Number to view the action authorizing the incentive and the Company name to view the agreement. Once these agreements commence, further detail will be provided.
|Company||Resolution||Project Details||Term (Years)||Incentive Amount||Addt'l. Incentives||Fiscal Year (Begin)||Fiscal Year (End)||Incentive Amount (To Date)|
30,000 sf lease, 7-years, 130 Jobs over 4-yr. period, $17 million payroll
|4||Grant of $1,000 per qualifying job, max. of $130,000||Building permit Fee Reimbursement||2017||2020||TBD|
|Securus Technologies||3872||154,000 sf lease, 12-years, 500-1,000 Jobs over 5-yr. period, $40 million payroll||4||Grant of $250 per qualifying job, max. of $250,000||Building Permit Fee Reimbursement||2017||2020||TBD|
The above Job Creation Grant projects will generate over $57 million in additional annual payroll in the City of Carrollton.
Other Chapter 380 Agreements
While the Tax Grant Program is the City’s primary incentive, certain circumstances may necessitate the use of alternative types of financial assistance in order to encourage new investment or re-investment. These alternative programs are reserved for significant investment projects which are deemed to be catalytic and transformative. Details pertaining to these active grants are provided below. Please click on the Resolution Number to view the action authorizing the incentive and the Company name to view the agreement.
|Company||Resolution||Capital Investment & Project Details||Term (Years)||Grant Amount||Fiscal Year (Begin)||Fiscal Year (End)||
|3764||Demolition of former motel and construction of new state of the art Chevrolet dealership||1.5||$550,000 demolition & asbestos remediation grant||2015||2017||$550,000.00||TBD|
|ST Micro (aka Prologis, L.P.)||3731||Demolition of former ST Micro facility and construction of new industrial product||10||10-Year, 100% real property tax rebate, demo grant equal to 50% of remediation & demo costs (max. $750,000) , & 100% reimbursement of bldg. permit fees (max. $300,000)||2015||2032||$750,000 (plus partial bldg. permit fees)||TBD|
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