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City Of Wallis Development Corp.

Board of Directors

wallisedc@wallistexas.org

Cecilia Allice

Mallori Ramey

Tom Turner

Belinda Halfin

James King

Marti Frost-Turner

Gloria Long

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Boardmember

Boardmember

Boardmember

Wallis, Texas, Economic Development

The City of Wallis Economic Development Corporation was established in April of 2000 to preserve and enhance economic development within the City of Wallis, Texas in the following ways;

- Support & Growth of Existing Business

- Recruitment & Assistance of New Business

-Job Creation

The City of Wallis Development Corporation is often referred to as the EDC (Economic Development Corp.) and governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, appointed by City Council.   Two Board positions may be filled by council members or city staff, with remaining seats reserved for citizens or area residences within 10 miles of the City of Wallis.

 

Wallis Development Corporation is classified by the State as an Economic Development Type B Corporation.  Funding is provided by a dedication of .5% of the City’s sales tax revenues, which is reinvested into developing business and increasing revenues for Wallis.

The public is welcome to attend the Wallis Development Corporation regular monthly meetings at 6:30 PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Wallis City Hall.


Incentives
Business Assistance Grants

This grant program is sponsored by the Wallis Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (WDC) who may amend, adjust or eliminate the program or parts thereof at any time.

 

The purpose of this program is to enhance the economic vitality of the Wallis Downtown District by encouraging businesses to make visually appealing, or business sustainability improvements to business establishments, which would result in additional business activity, generating more sales tax, or the promotion thereof.

 

Several Wallis Downtown existing businesses have utilized WDC Grants for façade and building improvements. WDC has also applied for a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program, which could add ADA accessibility, sidewalks, parking and lighting to some sections on Wallis Downtown.

Tax Abatement
Expansion of existing businesses as well as new business relocation is encouraged by a tax abatement policy designed to meet the needs of both small and large companies.  Value added as low as $50,000 is eligible for tax abatement.  For further information contact Wallis City Hall.

Site Location
The City of Wallis Development Corporation’s professional staff provides prompt and efficient assistance in locating ideal sites for both commercial and residential development.

For Information contact Wallis Economic Development Corporation

www.wallisedc@wallistexas.org

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