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The City's Economic Development Department is funded through a grant from the Ingleside Development Corporation - the folks who oversee the monies collected through the 4B Sales Tax. This tax was designed to bring higher-paying primary jobs and industries into communities and has very specific rules and guidelines for its usage and applications. We are governed by the guidelines found in the State of Texas Attorney General's Handbook on Economic Development and we must adhere to Article 5190.6, Development Corporation Act of 1979.
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Economic Development usually takes three forms:
All three of the forms seek to create primary jobs that pay more than the average wage, increase the amount of income coming into the community from outside our market area, and create greater capital investment in our community. The goal is to attract a diverse group of industries and businesses to help insulate the community from economic shock in case-specific sectors should fall on challenges.
The City of Ingleside’s Economic Development Department’s purpose is to synergize and coordinate the Economic Development activities and programs aimed at the City of Ingleside specifically and in a targeted manner.
The Ingleside Development Corporation, or IDC, was created in 2009. The IDC is a group comprised of seven Board members appointed by the Ingleside City Council, who oversee the 4B sales tax proceeds brought into the City. The group consists of a variety of businesspeople and Council members who review expenditures and revenues of the tax dollars.
To learn more, visit the Ingleside Development Corporation website.
Anyone wishing to start a business in Ingleside can contact the Small Business Development Center at Del Mar College for information and assistance on every aspect of the path to making your dream of owning your own business a reality. Additionally, you can view the City of Ingleside’s Economic Development page.