In 1995, the voters of Crockett approved a one-half percent sales tax earmarked to promote economic growth in the area. CEIDC was created to administer and oversee the expenditure of those funds. The funds are used to offer attractive incentive packages to qualified businesses interested in locating or expanding an operation in Houston County.
CEIDC is a 4A Sales Tax Coproration. As such, the activities of CEIDC are governed by Texas State Law as it pertains to such corporations. The Office of the Attorney General produces a handbook - Economic Development Handbook for Texas Cities (2008) - which provides detailed information on how 4A corporations are established and operate.
CEIDC has the power to:
This website has been developed to provide a wealth of information about CEIDC and the communities we serve. If your question is not answered here, please contact CEIDC at (936) 546-5636.