Projects Could More Than Double Tax Base

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20 Apr 2022

Economic Development

A regular board meeting of the Ector County Independent School District trustees on Tuesday evening was full of lawyers and contractors seeking agreements with the board under the state's 313 tax code, which allows districts to agree to appraised value limitations on qualified projects.

More than an hour of presentations ended with board members clapping and declaring their excitement about the possibility that new projects could help the bottom line of ECISD and bring billions into the local economy.

The board learned the agreements are win-wins for both school districts and industry — allowing qualified businesses to save tax costs during the first years of the agreements but also a win for districts to grow and diversify the tax base.

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