Katy EDC Recognizes the Importance of Existing Businesses

The Katy Area EDC recognizes the importance of existing businesses and their impact on the area: existing businesses create the most new jobs in communities and support our tax base. To that end, Katy Area EDC directs a business retention and expansion program that has been in place for over 15 years. The program analyzes the local business climate and helps our staff address specific company retention and expansion projects. Over the years, local companies and corporations have rated the business climate in the Katy area as highly favorable and conducive to growth during periodic in-person company interviews. 

Business Retention and Expansion Program Goals:

  • Identify business needs
  • Identify business opportunities for expansion
  • Connect business owners with our partners 
  • Provide customized assistance
  • Build relationships and an interconnected business community

Katy Area EDC Assistance Provided Includes:

  • Site Selection
  • Financing, Workforce Recruitment, and Training
  • Tax and Non-Tax Incentives
  • Facilitating access to other state and local assistance programs 
  • Permitting
  • Economic Impact Analysis 

Katy Area EDC Economic Development Allies Include:

  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • City of Katy
  • City of Fulshear
  • Economic development organizations of Fort Bend, Harris, and Waller Counties
  • CenterPoint Energy Economic Development Department