Ingleside Business Resources


Because Economic Development is a department within the City of Ingleside, there is no “middle man” in the permitting process. We work closely with other city staff to ensure the shortest amount of time possible in getting permits in place.

Development, Finance & Enterprise

State and Regional Support and Financial Programs Designed to Aid Business Retention and Expansion in Ingleside

The Economic Development Bank is one of Texas’ best tools to promote job creation in the Lone Star State. Created by the 78th Legislature in 2003, the Bank provides incentives to businesses wishing to relocate or expand in Texas, as well as assist local communities in accessing capital for economic development.

Early Stage

Development Programs: Targeted for “Early Stage” Businesses, Development Programs include:

Growth Stage

Finance Programs: Targeted for “Growth Stage” Businesses, Finance Programs available from the State of Texas include:


Enterprise Programs: Targeted Incentives for “Mature” Businesses, Development Programs include:

For more information on the Economic Development Bank, please call 512-936-0100.

Small Business Development

The City of Ingleside’s Economic Development Department daily offers support and assistance to aspiring businesses. Ingleside’s small businesses are the common thread that binds our community. We work with multiple agencies, at the federal, state, regional and local levels that comprise our “small business toolkit of resources” which remains at the ready for those wishing to explore starting a business. Materials and information on the programs listed below are available at our office at City Hall at 2671 San Angelo Street in Ingleside. Call the City Manager’s Department at 361-776-2517 to discuss and/or make an appointment for free information and counseling on how to get started. For more info, follow the convenient links to the agencies provided below:

Del Mar College Small Business Development Center

The Del Mar College Small Business Development Center, or SBDC, works with existing and startup small businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. SBDC’ s are available to provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle. The improvements that result from our direct support of our client’s activities lead to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout South Texas. Visit for more information. Also, to schedule an appointment, please call 361-698-1021 for more information.


SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.  SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The website is  To schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor contact the City of Ingleside Department of Economic Development at 361-776-2517.  You can email the local office at


LiftFund, formerly known as Accion Texas, is a statewide non-profit organization that helps those with less than perfect credit make their business dreams a reality. Check out or call 1-888-215-2373 for more information.

Other Helpful Small Business Links

Comprehensive Guide To Starting A Business

A great resource for helping you plan a successful business is on this page from WorkCompLab, a website specializing in education on workers’ comp insurance.

Applications and Permits

Potential business start-ups can determine necessary licenses, permits, certifications, registrations, and/or authorizations for a specific business in the City of Ingleside.

Texas – Wide Open For Business

The Small Business Section of the Texas, Wide Open For Business Website is a great resource for both start-ups and mature businesses. Texas, Wide Open For Business has a large variety of information to help start, grow, and maintain your business.

Texas Business And Industry Data

Individuals can research business trends in Texas by Population, employment, business trends and other popular topics that can assist businesses.

Texas Comptroller

State Tax Information Section of the Texas Comptroller’s Website has information to help businesses and individuals with the tax rules and procedures of Texas.

Texas Secretary of State

he Business Filings and Corporations Section of the Texas Secretary of State’s Website has information on selecting a business structure, business start-ups, non-profit organizations, and Trademarks. There is also information on Texas business law, required filings, forms and much more to assist any business.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides helpful insights into starting a business and business planning. They can assist you with information that identifies your goals, and provide basic components for new and existing businesses.


The City of Ingleside wants to proudly welcome you to our family of businesses. We offer the following incentives to assist you in your relocation decisions:

Tax abatement programs on real or personal property

Both the City of Ingleside and the County of San Patricio offer tax abatements for new business construction and existing industry expansions, as well as personal property tax abatements associated with real property. Incentives are based on job creation and impact to the community and are awarded on a case by case basis.

Capital Grants and Loans

The State of Texas offers multiple grant and loan programs designed to provide capital access and expenditure assistance. The Texas Capital Access Fund, the Infrastructure Grant Program, and the Real Estate Development Program are available to qualifying businesses. Ingleside will work with both new and expanding companies to apply for this assistance and stay by your side during the process.

Texas Enterprise Fund

This Fund was created to bring jobs to Texas by attracting new business and assisting with the substantial expansion of an existing business. The review process for eligibility include: job creation and wages, capital investment, financial strength, business history, relevant business sector and public and private sector financial support. The Governor, Lieutenant governor and the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives jointly award this incentive.

Texas Emerging Technology Fund

This fund was established for research and development activities in emerging technology industries. The Fund has three components: (1) Incentives to Create Regional Centers of Innovation and Commercialization; (2) Research Matching Grants; and (3) Acquisition of Research Superiority. Targeted industries include: semiconductor, information, computer and software technology, energy, manufactured energy systems, micro-electromechanical systems, nanotechnology, biotechnology, medicine, life sciences, petroleum refining and chemical processes, aerospace and defense.

Fast Tracking of Permits

One of the most important incentives, which is difficult to place a value on, has been our ability to “fast track” a project. Ingleside has a track record of working closely with industry and business to bring projects on-line in record time. By removing obstacles and being proactive, we are proud to say we have a very satisfied list of business and industry partners who highly recommend us to those considering a move here.

Foreign Trade Zone

FTZ’s are areas where foreign and domestic merchandise is generally considered to be in international trade. Goods can be brought into a zone without formal Customs entry or incurring duties or excise taxes, unless and until they are imported into the United States. This vehicle is utilized by some of Ingleside’s present partners.

Job Training Funds & Programs

The Texas Workforce Commission offers the Skills Development Fund to finance customized job training provided by the pubic community and technical colleges. Our local Workforce Solutions and the close by Craft Training Center, along with Del Mar Community College just 20 minutes away can customize programs for your business.

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