Taxes & Incentives
- Corporate Franchise Tax
- Property Tax
- Sales & Use Tax
- Unemployment Insurance & Workers’ Compensation
- Texas Enterprise Zone Program
- Tax Exemptions & Credits
- Training Programs
- Texas Enterprise Fund
- Chapter 380/381 Financing
- Economic Development Sales Tax Corporations
- Certified Capital Companies
- Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Grants
- Texas Product Development & Small Business Incubator Fund
- Tax Increment Financing
- Industrial Revenue Bonds
- Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program
- Foreign Trade Zone 183 of Central Texas
- Other Assistance
- Local Incentives Summary
Certified Capital Companies
A Certified Capital Company (CAPCO) is a private government-sponsored venture capital company formed to increase the availability of growth capital for small businesses located in Texas and stimulate job creation in Texas.
Eligible businesses must be headquartered in Texas (or relocate to Texas within 90 days of the CAPCO's first investment), have no more than 100 employees at the time of investment, and 80% of payroll/manpower must be located within Texas. Primary business activity may be manufacturing, processing, or assembling products; research and development; or providing services. The business may not be primarily engaged in retail sales, real estate development, insurance, banking, leasing, lending, or professional services.
Businesses may contact CAPCO-certified venture capital companies for information on available financing. Texas CAPCOs can be identified in the Comptroller of Public Accounts’ Biennial Certified Capital Companies Report.