Travis County

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County approves Tesla incentive deal

On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved a $13.9 million tax rebate deal to coax Tesla to build its “Gigafactory” in southeastern Travis County.The tax rebate is based on a $1.1 billion investment from Tesla and will be paid out…

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Discussion about Tesla tax break drags into second day of discussion

The debate surrounding the proposed incentive package designed to coax Tesla to make its new home in Travis County will continue at the Commissioners Court on Wednesday.After taking public testimony for the item on July 7, the commissioners unanimously recessed…

Monday, July 6, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County continues moving forward with its phased reopening plan

Unlike the city of Austin, Travis County will not need to revise its return-to-work strategy. The county approached its return-to-work plan with an eye toward flexibility and no date certain for reopening. As a result, county facilities are plowing ahead with…

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

County development incentive for Tesla sees more support

This Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court once again opened the floor to public testimony regarding the development incentive package for Tesla’s proposed “Gigafactory” in southeastern Travis County. The court took no action on the matter.Over a dozen speakers expressed…

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County considers 80% tax break to coax Tesla

Electric vehicle company Tesla is considering moving to southeastern Travis County to build its “Gigafactory” where it will construct its much-hyped Cybertruck.To entice the California company to make its home in Texas, Travis County is proposing giving the company an…

Monday, June 22, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County’s small business grant program sees $2.5M in requests in three days

In April, Travis County approved $10 million in grant funding to aid small businesses affected by the economic crisis caused by Covid-19. However, it was only last week that Travis County businesses outside of Austin had their first chance to…

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