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The City of Rowlett is committed to the promotion of high quality development in all parts of the City and to an ongoing improvement in
the quality of life for its citizens.  Due to this objective, the City of Rowlett will, on a case by case basis, consider providing incentives as a stimulus for development in Rowlett.  As policy, any incentive consideration for a development will be provided in accordance with the procedures and criteria of this Incentives Policy document.  Furthermore, any agreements are subject to approval by the Rowlett City Council.
 


Economic Development Summary

The City of Rowlett policy encourages new investment and business attraction through the utilization of tax grants, fee waivers or reductions, performance-based job creation grants, and/or other redevelopment grants, as authorized by Chapter 380.001 of the Texas Local Government Code. 

It is the City of Rowlett's ultimate goal to provide transparency about economic development incentives and their intended purpose.  Between 2012-2016, the following incentives were granted: waiver of impact fees and permit fees; property tax rebates; TIRZ reimbursements; and economic development grants for land, infrastructure, grease traps, and tenant improvements.

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Details about incentive agreements are summarized in spreadsheet format here: 
City of Rowlett Economic Development Incentives


Incentive Agreements

Chapter 380 Agreements

Economic Development Loan Agreements

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Agreements

Additional Information

City of Rowlett Economic Development Office
Visit the City Of Rowlett Economic Development website to learn more about our economic incentives policy, gather additional information on current incentives and projects, or to contact members of our Economic Development staff.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Economic Development Corporation Report search tool
Although Rowlett does not have an Economic Development Corporation (EDC), many local government entities do.  This tool allows users to view EDC financial reports submitted to the State.  The City of Rowlett does not have a Type A or Type B EDC.

GASB Statement No. 77
This statement provides guidance regarding the disclosure of taxes foregone in government financial statements.

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