A variety of community and economic development incentives are
offered by the City of Fairfield to encourage business development.
- Sales Tax Agreements – Section 380 Agreement
The Council may rebate a certain percentage of sales tax
back to an approved retailer for a selected number of years.
- Tax Abatement
The City Council may elect to abate all or a portion of ad valorem taxes.
- Construction Materials Sales Tax Reimbursement
The City of Fairfield may choose to rebate a portion of the sales tax paid to local merchants for building materials supporting new construction or business expansion.
- Infrastructure Improvement
The City Council may assist a business in funding infrastructure improvements necessary for new development or a business expansion.
- Building Facade Improvement
The Council may provide a matching grant to businesses for improvement of their building facade.
- TIF and TIRZ
The City of Fairfield is open to strategic locations for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) districts.
- Texas Enterprise Zone Program
The Council may partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas of the City.
- Building and Utilities Connection Fees
The City Council may elect to reduce application, inspection and permit fees as well as utilities connection fees for certain developments.
- Development Review
The City of Fairfield is committed to an expedited process for development of business in the City. We support a hassle-free environment with expert plan review and responsive comments to prospective developers and businesses.
- Freeport Tax Exemption
The City of Fairfield has a Freeport exemption ordinance. Certain businesses may apply for an exemption on goods in transit from personal property tax.
- Workforce Development, Recruitment, Training and Grants
Fairfield will bring strategic partnerships together to assist businesses in recruiting and retaining employees. Skills Development Grants may be available to offset some of the costs.
- Small Business Focus
The City of Fairfield will commit to provide an environment encouraging the development of new and expansion of existing small businesses.
Fairfield will bring together a coalition of business, civic and community leaders as well as area elected officials to be involved in developing and implementing economic development practices.
The City of Fairfield will focus on teaching children NOW about the opportunities of tomorrow.
The City Council will commit to facilitate construction of additional, quality housing.
- Community Activities
The Council will commit to providing more community activities for youth.
Contact: Jeff Looney
Community Development Director