Welcome to Abilene, Texas!

Abilene has the exclusive claim of being the first city in Texas to adopt the sales tax for economic development.  With the passage of a ½ of 1 percent local retail sales tax, the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA) was formed in 1989 as a Type A municipal economic development corporation.  Annual proceeds from the ½ cent sales tax have grown from just under $4 million in 1990 to over $10.5 million in 2015.  


Since 1990, the DCOA has provided incentives to sixty private sector enterprises, four state entities and one federal facility.  Overall, the DCOA has helped existing and new employers in the creation and retention of several thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment in our community.

If you are looking to expand or relocate your business, Abilene is the perfect place to start.  A strong infrastructure and an excellent workforce coupled with a “business friendly” environment make Abilene, Texas, the logical choice for your new venture.