Relocating, expanding or starting a business from scratch,
Buda Economic Development Corporation can assist in your
efforts with services and support provided by our various
ally organizations and grant programs listed below.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)
details on all programs, services and information related
to business start-up, planning, managing, record keeping,
financing, procurement development, marketing, on-line classes,
workshops and news at www.sba.gov.
Debra Dimando, Business Development Specialist (210) 403-5914
STATE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)
Ray Mason, Business Advisor
(512) 206-0613 office
AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (CAPCOG)
Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG), formerly known
as the Capital Area Planning Council (CAPCO), was organized
in 1970 to serve local governments in its ten-county region,
known as State Planning Region 12. CAPCOG is a regional
planning commission organized under Chapter 391, Local Government
Code, and is one of 24 within the State of Texas. CAPCOG
is commonly referred to as a Council of Governments (COG).
primary focus of CAPCOG is to serve as advocate, planner
and coordinator of initiatives that, when undertaken on
a regional basis, can be more effective and efficient. These
include emergency services, elderly assistance, law enforcement
training, criminal justice planning, solid waste reduction,
infrastructure development, and housing and economic development.
CAPCOG region includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell,
Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson Counties.
Mark Sweeney, Director of Regional Services
Buda Woodworks, Inc. - Cabinets and woodworking
Industrial Asphalt - Asphalt
Cabela's - Sports and outdoors retailer
Jardine Foods - Sauces, jellies, dry mixes
Capital City Steel - Steel products
Namasco Steel - Steel products
Capital Excavation - Construction
Night Hawk Frozen Foods - Frozen dinners
Centex Materials - Sand and gravel
ProBuild - Roof trusses
City of Buda - City government
Provident Memory Care
- Assisted living care
Comal Tackle - Fishing floats
Texas Lehigh - Cement
Davey Plumbing Company - New construction and service
Tharco Containers - Boxes and containers
Dynamic Systems, Inc. - Exhaust/plumbing systems
Trimeric Corp. - Process and chemical engineering
Fat Quarter Shop - Quilting supplies
Truck City Ford - Truck sales and service
Hays Communities YMCA - Family recreation
Wal Mart - General merchandise/grocery
Hays Consolidated ISD - Education
US Foodservice - Food distribution
HEB Grocery - Grocery sales
of Buda Planning and Zoning
Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for overseeing
the development of the City through the administration of
the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision and Development
Ordinance. Staff processes all zoning, specific use permit,
site plan, variance, and platting requests. Staff then makes
recommendations for those requests to the Planning and Zoning
Commission Board of Adjustment or City Council. In addition,
the Department provides zoning information to the general
public, business owners, and developers.
City of Buda Unified Development Code (UDC)
Fees, Planning and Zoning Coordinator
Kelium Warren, Planning & Permit Coordinator
(512) 312-0084 x103
IMPROVEMENT GRANT (BIG)
the Buda Economic Development Corporation created the Buda
Improvement Grant Program (BIG) to assist downtown businesses
with facade renovation. Up to $5,000 is available with a
STATE OF TEXAS
The State of Texas offers various incentive programs to
businesses expanding or relocating to the state. These
incentives range from Workforce training to tax abatements.
Follow the link below for more information.
Summary of State
Incentives & Programs
Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) offers economic development
assistance through various programs. The City of Buda and
Buda Economic Development Corporation have been very successful
in utilizing one of TDA’s key programs,
“The Texas Capital Fund”.
Texas Capital Fund provides matching grant dollars for infrastructure
up to $750,000 depending upon the size of the project and
the number of jobs created.
projects in Buda benefiting from these grant monies include
Jardine Foods, Capital City Container, Hays Communities YMCA
and Arveda Alzheimer’s Family Care. The most recent Texas
Capital Fund project was a $750,000 grant for road
improvements associated with the U.S. Foodservice
Texas Capital Fund, Application Assistance
Increment Financing (TIF) played an important role in the
decision of Cabela’s to locate one of their two Texas stores
in Buda in 2003. TIF allows local governments to publicly
finance needed structural improvements and enhanced infrastructure
within a defined area. The costs of improvements to the
area are repaid by the contributions of future tax revenues
by each taxing unit that levies taxes against the property.
Properties must meet certain criteria to be deemed TIF eligible.
The statutes governing tax increment financing are located
in Chapter 311 of the Texas Tax Code.
Buda Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with
the Buda City Council will work with prospective businesses
to develop an incentive package agreeable to both parties.
Incentive packages are project specific.
Buda Economic Development Corporation