Economic Development

The City of Rowlett is committed to the promotion of high quality development in all parts of the City and to an ongoing improvement in the quality of life for its citizens. The City of Rowlett will, on a case by case basis, consider providing incentives as a stimulus for development in Rowlett. As policy, any incentive consideration for a development will be provided in accordance with the procedures and criteria of this Incentives Policy document. Furthermore, any agreements are subject to approval by the Rowlett City Council.

Economic Development Summary

The City of Rowlett policy encourages new investment and business attraction through the utilization of grants, fee waivers or reductions, performance-based job creation grants, and/or other redevelopment grants, as authorized by Chapter 380.001 of the Texas Local Government Code.

It is the City of Rowlett's ultimate goal to provide transparency about economic development incentives and their intended purpose. Between 2013-2017, the following incentives were granted: impact fee grants, waiver/reduction of permit fees; property tax rebates; TIRZ reimbursements; and economic development grants for land, infrastructure, grease traps, and tenant improvements.

Economic Development Incentives Chart 2012-2016

Details about each agreement are summarized in spreadsheet format here:
City of Rowlett Economic Development Incentives