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Economic Development & Strategic Investments

August 27, 2020

Tesla will be sending out Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the following scopes of work at its electric vehicle manufacturing plant under construction in East Travis County:

September 2020

  • Underground Electrical, Telecomm & Piping
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Painting
  • Carpenters
  • Drywallers
  • Janitorial
  • Site Work including Cleaning (Site Preparation)

October 2020

  • Fencing
  • Portapotties
  • Waste Removal
  • Recycling Removal
  • Metals Recycling

November 2020

  • Architectural interiors

If you are interested in participating in these RFPs, please complete Tesla's eComply (PDF) as soon as possible and send it to [email protected].

Please note the eComply system is a Tesla system, not a Travis County system. Any questions on the prequalification process should be emailed to: [email protected].

Minority and Women Owned Participation in Tesla Work Solicitations

The PowerPoint below walks you through Tesla's eComply vendor pre-qualification system and identifies appropriate contacts at Tesla, Travis County, and the City of Austin.

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Economic Recovery Dashboard

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the trajectory of global, federal, state and local economies. This dashboard serves as an interactive source of data to assist with decision-making and program planning. It also serves as a resource to help the public understand a variety of metrics that explain the state of the local economy and programs available to assist individuals and businesses.

Check it out!

 

  • June 29, 2020 – TCTX Thrive Small Business Grant Program extends the pre-application period until July 10th and changed program guidelines to allow applications from locally owned franchises.  Visit www.traviscountythrive.com for more information.
  • June 15, 2020 – 2020 Travis County launches with TCTX Thrive Small Business Grant Program with partner BCL of Texas. Visit www.traviscountythrive.com for more information.

The Travis County Office of Economic Development & Strategic Investments (EDSI) manages the County’s economic development programs, County Corporations, real estate redevelopment opportunities, facilities and strategic planning, investment portfolio, and depository contract. EDSI seeks to create conditions for economic growth to improve quality of life and affordability, and address economic equity through the use of financing mechanisms beyond ad valorem taxes.

Investment Management

• Invest public funds for Travis County and Central Health
• Manage the depository contract
• Provide financial analysis for economic development transactions

Corporations

• Issue taxable and tax-exempt bonds for qualifying projects
• Participate in financing of affordable housing projects
• Provide home down payment assistance to qualifying low-income residents

Economic & Strategic Planning

• Prepare and regularly update master plans at the campus level
• Manage the process for selection of a new Civil and Family Courts Complex site
• Manage the identification, review and reuse of underutilized county properties

Economic Development

• Manage the Chapter 28 Economic Development Incentives Program
Manage Public Improvement Districts
• Research the use of the Venue Tax Statute

Planning & Budget

700 Lavaca, Suite #1560
Austin, Texas 78701 (Map)

Jessica Rio, County Executive for PBO

Travis Gatlin, Budget Director

Diana Ramirez, EDSI Director

Budget Staff

EDSI Staff

Phone: (512) 854-9106
Fax: (512) 854-4210

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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