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House Committee on Economic Development Incentives, Select - 83rd R.S. (2013)

Committee Members
Angie Chen Button, Chair
Eddie Rodriguez, Vice Chair
Trent Ashby
Joe Deshotel
John Kuempel
Jodie Laubenberg
J.M. Lozano
Borris Miles
Poncho Nevárez
René O. Oliveira
Mary Ann Perez
Drew Springer, Jr.
Jason Villalba
Charges
• The committee shall perform a study of the use and effectiveness of economic development incentive programs in Texas. In performing this study, the committee shall:
  • Determine the types or categories of economic development projects that provide the greatest
    benefit to the state. Make recommendations where appropriate to focus on or target the types
    or categories of economic development projects that provide the greatest long-term benefit to
    the state.
  • Catalog and evaluate economic development incentive grants awarded at the State level and
    assess their relative success, recognizing adjustments or modifications made to the initial
    criteria outlined in the award contracts.
  • Examine the agencies administering economic development incentive programs and make
    recommendations where consolidating or moving functions improves efficiency.
  • Identify any problems in coordination between state and local economic development entities.
    Make recommendations to improve coordination where beneficial.
  • Review best practices of economic development incentive programs and make
    recommendations on changes to existing programs where appropriate.

Note:
Established under Rule 1, Section 16 (Proclamation, Speaker Joe Straus, 6/20/2014).

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