The Development Corporation Act of 1979 gives cities the ability to finance new and expanded business enterprises in their local communities through economic development corporations (EDCs).
Chapters 501, 504 and 505 of the Local Government Code outline the characteristics of Type A and Type B EDCs, authorize cities to adopt a sales tax to fund the corporations and define projects that we are allowed to undertake.
Capital Investment Incentives
Job Creation Incentives
Triple Freeport Exemptions
Permitting & Development
Building Fee Waivers
Does your proposed new business generate jobs and/or sales tax? To learn more about the requirements please visit.
If your proposed business qualifies, the EDC staff will present the project to the Board of Directors for consideration.
Please complete the incentives application. Email firstname.lastname@example.org once completed.
If approved by the EDC, the Celina City Council will also need to approve.
CEDC staff qualifies the project
Business submits incentives form in order staff to determine economic and fiscal impacts to the city
The CEDC staff will present the project to the Board of Directors for consideration
If approved, an Incentive Agreement is drafted and signed
Email email@example.com to schedule a meeting with our staff.
Once a desired location is chosen, please contact the Development Services Department to review its conformance with the City’s vision and regulations to verify project feasibility.
New Building: New building built from the ground up.
New Tenant Finish out: First tenant in an existing building.
Tenant Remodel: Remodeling an existing space to meet your needs.
Existing Location: New tenant in an existing building - no changes made.
Home Business: See City of Celina Code of Ordinances here.
Address: 112 N Colorado Dr. Celina TX 75009
Once a meeting is held with the development related departments, a path forward will be outlined for the permitting process (application, plan review, fees, inspections, and CO). At this stage, a design professional (architect, engineer, etc.) should already be involved.
For more information, visit the Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce website here, or contact Melissa Cromwell at 972-382-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Celina EDC is committed to supporting local business in Celina. The business retention and expansion (BRE) program provided by our organization, reflects this commitment. Some of the resources our office provides local businesses includes;
- Annual Business Satisfaction Survey
- Business Appreciation Program
- Celina Business Directory
- Monthly Local Business Report
- Monthly Newsletter
- Quarterly Business Meetings
- Shop Local Campaigns
For more information click here.
Business Connection Videos
We are also proud to present the “Business Connection” video series. In Celina, we are passionate about business and even more passionate about local business. Which is why we like to shop and promote local as much as possible. This video series is part of the EDC's Business Retention program. It's our way of highlighting all of the amazing businesses in Celina. #CelinasupportsCelina
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If you own a Celina business and would like to be featured as a part of the EDC video series, please visit here.
Business Connection Video Series Overview
Celina EDC Business Connection - PDRTX Auto Hail Repair
Celina EDC Business Connection - Steps of Faith
Celina EDC Business Connection - 3-D Dance
Celina EDC Business Connection - Celina CrossFit
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