Economic Development - Investment Created
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Proceeding as Anticipated
Reviewing for Improvement
Please note that Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 refer to the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of the Fiscal Year. The City’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1st – September 30th and is denoted by FY.
A strong sign of economic vitality within a community is the continued capital investment or new capital investment made by existing or new companies, respectively. Staff utilizes tax abatement agreements, direct incentive performance agreements, and Chapter 380 sales tax agreements to draw companies to locate or remain in Sugar Land. In return, these agreements will require the company make investments, create new jobs, or bring other economic benefits to the community. These agreements can be utilized for both recruitment and retention purposes. In 4th quarter, the City of Sugar Land did not see any new investment created for the year. Given the 3rd quarter's strong showing, the total for the fiscal year reached it's goal of ≥$40,000,000.
Total investment created in Q4-2018: $0.
Total investment created in FY 2018 YTD: $59,000,000.
Capital Expenditures Investment are required in a company’s performance obligations, which are set forth in Economic Development Incentive Agreements (SLDC Performance Agreements, Tax Abatements or Chapter 380). For the purpose of this measure, the numbers will be reported in the fiscal year in which the agreement is signed and approved.
This measure encompasses Capital Expenditures Investment, including investment through the full life of the incentive agreement, for all incentive agreements approved and established during a fiscal year. The City of Sugar Land’s fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.
Capital Expenditures Investment: Funds spent on materials, design, and for construction of the agreed upon improvements and for any applicable (if included) personal property to furnish and equip the improvement, not including land costs.
The target is ≥$40,000,000, which is based on performance better than or equal to the trailing 10-year average of investment created, as required in a company’s performance obligations, through the full life of the City’s various incentive agreements. Excluding the Schlumberger project, which drastically skews the annual averages, historical data shows that the 10-year average annual capital investment created through incentives is over $30,000,000.
Capital Expenditures Investment is a key component of economic advancement resulting from economic development incentive agreements between the City of Sugar Land and corporations or developers. Furthermore, it is a strong sign of economic activity and growth within the City.