Incentives

Local

The statutes governing tax increment financing are in Chapter 311 of the Texas Tax Code, more information can be found on the Texas Comptroller website.

TIRZ One
The Robinson City Council adopted ordinance 2019-037 on December 3, 2019, which designated Reinvestment Zone No. One. A board of directors for the Zone was created with the adoption of the TIRZ. The Board shall consist of seven (7) members comprised of City Council members from Places 1 through 6 and the Mayor.

TIRZ Two
The City Council of the City of Robinson, Texas (the “City”), pursuant to Chapter 311.003 Texas Tax Code, as amended, (the “Act”), approved the creation of Reinvestment Zone Number Two after the public hearing held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at City Hall, 111 W. Lyndale, Robinson, TX 76706. Notice regarding the public hearing and meeting information ran in the Waco-Trib Monday, November 29th. The board of directors for Zone Two will be the same as what was created with the adoption of TIRZ One and consists of seven (7) members comprised of City Council members from Places 1 through 6 and the Mayor.

The Texas Comptroller provides information to better understand how tax abatements work.

Tax Abatement Guidelines
Tax Abatement Application
Ordinance 2022-05 - Adopting Tax Abatement Guidelines and Establishing Effective Date

Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreements of the Local Government Code

The Texas Comptroller provides information to better understand how 380 agreements work.

Find additional local incentives offered through the Great Waco Chamber Economic Development page.

Find current Chapter 380 Agreements for the City of Robinson here.

  1. State
  2. Federal

The State of Texas offers an array of economic development incentives through the Governor’s office of economic development. Just a couple of state incentives are listed below. For a full list or additional information visit the state's economic development incentives page.

  • The Emerging Technology Fund
  • The Enterprise Fund
  • Financing
  • Grants
  • Workforce development