The Travis County Development Authority (TCDA) is a public, non-profit corporation that was formed on December 17, 1999. The TCDA was organized under the State Transportation Code, allowing for generally broader authority than the other Travis County Corporations. The Corporation can issue taxable and tax exempt bonds to non- and for profit entities for nearly any task/role that promotes the common good provided it fosters economic development and/or creates jobs.

Financing from TCDA is ideal for mixed use projects which may not fit “neatly” under the umbrella of one of the other Corporations. The authority of this Corporation is statewide. Facilities/project types that may qualify for financing under this Corporation are broad. The following list is not inclusive but includes possible project types. Staff is actively pursuing financing opportunities that allow the TCDA to contribute to the economic development of Travis County. Please contact staff with any projects that may qualify.

  • Educational facilities
  • Transportation facilities and systems
  • Research and development facilities and equipment
  • Most projects that promote economic development and foster job growth
  • Funding can be used to refinance existing debt

To Apply for Bonds

Application materials required to apply for the issuance of bonds by TCDA are available below. Please contact Staff with any questions.

Open Requests for Proposal or Qualifications

Travis County, Texas and the Travis County Development Authority are pleased to issue a Request for Development Proposal (RFP) for a prime 3 acre site at 5325-5335 Airport Boulevard in the center of Austin, Texas. The RFP includes a two-step process: Step 1 solicits a Statement of Qualifications due February 10, 2016, which will result in a short list of qualified applicants selected to proceed to Step 2, the submission of a Development Proposal. The RFP is administered through the Travis County Purchasing Office and is available for viewing/downloading (free of charge) through BidSync,, the County’s third-party electronic procurement system. Information on using Bidsync may be obtained by contacting them at 800.990.9339. For information on how to register on BidSync to access the RFP, click here. All questions and inquiries regarding the RFP should be directed to Kim Rhooms, Marvin Brice or Cyd Grimes with the Travis County Purchasing Office, 512.854.9700. Additional information regarding the project may be obtained here.

For RFP respondents, click here to access a spreadsheet for project financial data.

Travis County Corporations

700 Lavaca Street, Suite 1560 Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 854-9116
Fax: (512) 854-4210

Board of Directors
Issuer Counsel