The City has several local incentive programs to assist in a variety of desired activities and investments.
The City of Corpus Christi will, on an individual basis, give consideration to providing economic incentives to an applicant in accordance with the policies and procedures as authorized by Chapter 380 of the Texas Local Government Code. This program is administered by the CCREDC. To apply, please contact the CCREDC at the information listed below.
Industrial District Agreement »
An Industrial District Agreement contractually protects companies located in the designated district from annexation and City requirements such as permitting and platting in exchange for a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT). The State of Texas gave cities the authority to create Industrial Districts in their extraterritorial jurisdiction through the Municipal Annexation Act, and later the Local Government Code §42.044. Corpus Christi has maintained Industrial Districts since 1980. This program is administered by the City and CCREDC. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Start-up Guide »
When starting a business, there are many important decision to make and many rules and procedures that must be considered. While there is not a single source of information for starting a business, we do have a start-up guide to get you on the right path for starting a business.
Tax Abatements »
The growth, sustainability, and diversity of a regional economy are critical goals to the long-term prosperity of a community and its citizens. Communities must strategically plan and implement policies and incentive programs to achieve these goals. Corpus Christi’s Tax Abatement Guidelines demonstrate a pro-business environment to help attract, retain and expand targeted industries, increase employment and high-wage jobs, expand the tax base, and create long-term capital investment and new wealth opportunities in the community. This program is administered by the CCREDC. To apply, please contact the CCREDC at the information listed below.
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #2 – The Island »
In 2000, the City of Corpus Christi created Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #2 (TIRZ #2), in the City’s Padre Island. This TIRZ is primarily used for infrastructure projects on the island at or near the Packery Channel and is administered by City Staff.
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #3 – Downtown »
In 2008, the City of Corpus Christi created Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #3, in the City’s downtown. This program is administered in partnership by the City, CCDMD and CCREDC.
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #4 – North Beach »
TIRZ #4 spans along the Bayfront from the Rincon Channel at the north end, south to the USS Lexington, adjacent to the Texas State Aquarium, and west to the Port of Corpus Christi. Learn more about TIRZ #4 by viewing agendas, memos, videos and presentations to City Council, located here.