An Enterprise Zone Project (EZP) is an economic development tool that allows the community to partner with the State to offer a package of local and state tax and regulatory benefits to assist businesses seeking to locate, expand, or retain jobs in economically distressed areas.
Within the City of San Antonio, all census tract block groups, in which at least 20% of the residents have an income at or below 100% of the federal poverty level, now qualify as State Enterprise Zone Project areas. In addition, the area encompassing the City’s Federal Empowerment Zone (EZ) qualifies as a State Enterprise Project Zone (See Enterprise Zone Project Map).
This area includes three EZP developable sites—Port San Antonio, Brooks City-Base and the Fredericksburg Road Business Corridor. City Council must nominate companies for Enterprise Zone Project designation and the State must approve each designation. By locating within a State Enterprise Zone Project, a company is eligible to apply for Enterprise Zone Project designation, subject to approval by City Council and the State of Texas.
For additional information or to apply, please call (210) 207-8080.