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Belton Economic Development Corporation will offer incentives to companies looking to expand or relocate to Belton.  BEDC incentives are based on job creation and capital investment and are primarily intended for manufacturing and industrial development, warehouse and distribution, research and development facilities, headquarter facilities and information technology. 

Incentives are also available through the city, county and state levels.  BEDC has successfully worked with these entities to offer competitive incentive packages tailored to meet the needs of companies moving to Belton.

Available incentives are as follows:

Belton Economic Development Corporation Incentives 

BEDC is a Type A Corporation funded by a 1/2 cent sales tax. Though this fund, BEDC has the ability to offer land grants, make infrastructure improvements, and build-to-suit projects. Additionally, performance-based cash incentives will be considered on a case by case analysis for building modifications, hiring and job training asistance and relocation/moving expenses.

Tax Abatements

Tax Abatements are available from the City of Belton and Bell County for new improvements to real property.  The threshold requirement for this program is an investment in real property of at least $250,000, a $1,000,000 investment in personal property or the creation of a minimum of 25 jobs.  BEDC staff will facilitate the tax abatement application process with the City and County. 

Development Assistance and Fees Waivers

BEDC staff will facilitate the process for your company’s new construction with the City of Belton.  The City has a professional, business friendly staff offering a one-stop process for permitting.  The City can offer an expedited permitting process and fee waivers in coordination with BEDC incentives.

Employee Training

BEDC works closely with our regional workforce center and local colleges to assist with training needs.  In addition to the availability of local funds for training, the State of Texas has several training programs to include Skills Development Fund, Skills for Small Business, Self-Sufficiency Fund and programs designated for Veterans entering the workforce. 

Moreover, the Belton Independent School District has an extensive Career and Technology Program and continues to seek and build partnerships with companies for apprenticeships, internships and any other methods in which to best prepare students to enter the workforce.

State Incentives

The State of Texas is a right-to-work state and has enacted tort reforms as well as made major reforms to legislation to ensure the success of businesses in our great State.  Texas has no corporate income tax, no personal income tax and one of the lowest tax burdens in the nation.  State incentives include the Texas Enterprise Fund, Texas Enterprise Zone Program and a wide array of state sales along with use tax exemptions. 

The Belton Economic Development Corporation will act as an extension of your team from crafting an incentive package that is a win-win for both the company and community, to your grand opening celebration.

Opportunity Zones

Established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs act of 2017 Opportunity zones were created to spur business investment in different economically distressed tracts. Investing in an Opportunity Zone by a business means eligibility to benefit from capital gains tax incentives. Map of Belton's Opportunity Zone.

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