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Economic Development & Strategic Investments

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.

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Investment Management

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

  • Manage long-range facility planning for Travis County
  • Manage the identification, review, and reuse of underutilized county properties
  • Manage a variety of Economic Development policies and programs
  • Implement Travis County’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

700 Lavaca, Suite #1560

Austin, Texas 78701 (Map)

Jessica Rio, County Executive for PBO

Travis Gatlin, Budget Director

Christy D. Moffett, 
EDSI Interim 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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