Incentive Programs Overview
Bexar County offers a variety of incentives to help companies expand or relocate in our community. Contact us today to see how these programs can work for you.
Skills Development Program
The Bexar County Skills Development Fund allows for tailored training opportunities through grants to ensure your current and new employees are trained with the skills your industry requires.
Industrial Development Corporation
Manufacturing and processing companies seeking to expand or improve their facilities in Bexar County may qualify for special low interest rate financing.
Property tax exemption for companies that deal with goods-in-transit or inventories used in the manufacturing process.
Policy Statement on Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated
Many offenders have trouble finding jobs after being released from incarceration. That may not seem like a personal or business concern, but Bexar County Commissioners Court sees it as a County concern. Studies have consistently shown that an inability to gain employment is one of the leading causes of repeat criminal behavior.
While some tough-on-crime advocates argue that these difficulties are just another repercussion of doing the crime, or that those without criminal histories should have a leg up against their counterparts, Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson believes it is a public safety issue if those with criminal records cannot find employment. Without a job, these individuals are unable to pursue a law-abiding life in which they make a "living amends;' repay their debt to society; and/or meet their obligations such as child support, fees, fines, and rent.
The Bexar County Department of Economic Development encourages employers in Bexar County to employ, where appropriate, people released from prison and jail. These individuals represent an untapped resource for talent and productivity. Plus, there is the added benefit of improving public safety and the quality of life of our community.