Katy
1:38 PM Jul 10, 2020 CDT

DATA: More than 40,000 jobs retained in Katy area due to first round of federal PPP loans

In total, Katy and Fulshear businesses received more than $261.8 million in federal aid.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs
10:54 PM Jul 10, 2020 CDT

Travis County updates Tesla incentive package, pushing for $1 billion-plus investment from the company

Poised for a possible July 13 vote, Travis County has released a refined incentives structure proposal with electric carmaker Tesla.


Cedar Park | Leander

DATA: Leander sales tax revenue jumped 40% in May; Cedar Park stayed steady

Leander sales tax revenue spiked 40% in May 2020 compared to May 2019 data.



Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park OKs $61.5M in 3 ordinances for bonds, certificates of obligation

The bonds and certificates of obligation will fund the planned library, parks, street improvements, drainage projects and the Brushy Creek wastewater plant expansion.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis-Westlake cities see slight uptick in sales tax revenue in May

Western Travis County cities could be approaching a rebound in sales tax revenue amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Bay Area

DATA: Over 3,100 Bay Area businesses receive at least $229 million in PPP loans

The loans saved at least 37,693 local jobs.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Del Valle ISD approves Tesla incentives, paving way for possible Travis County agreement

The school district's July 9 vote could yield Tesla around $46.4 million in tax abatements if the company chooses Travis County as its next factory site.



Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

May sales tax data shows city of Humble closing gap from coronavirus

The city of Humble's sales tax revenue is slowly rebounding from the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.


McKinney

DATA: McKinney’s sales tax revenue climbs 18% in spite of pandemic

This marks the second month in a row where the city has reported a year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Comptroller’s office: July sales tax revenue up in West University Place, down in Bellaire

July sales tax revenue figures released July 8 by the Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts shows that Bellaire’s sales tax revenue has slipped year over year, while West University Place's has seen an uptick.


Cy-Fair

Budget outlook improves for several Cy-Fair taxing entities as sales tax collections rebound

A once uncertain outlook for several Cy-Fair-area taxing entities is starting to improve after sales tax distributions in July—for taxes collected in May—came in higher than expected.



Richardson

Despite a pandemic, Richardson sales tax receipts increase by 10% in May

The city collected $3.2 million in sales tax in May, which is up from the $2.9 million collected at the same time last year, according to data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

DATA: Pflugerville, Hutto see double-digit sales tax boost in May; Round Rock experiences minor dip

Pflugerville and Hutto's May sales tax revenue totals jumped by 17.56% and 36%, respectively, as compared to May 2019 figures.


Chandler

Maricopa County small businesses can apply for COVID-19 relief grants beginning July 9

Small businesses within Maricopa County, excluding Phoenix and Mesa, can apply for COVID-19 relief grants up to $10,000 from July 9-31.


Pearland | Friendswood

DATA: Roughly 5% of Brazoria, Galveston counties file for unemployment in June

The majority of the claims are in the oil and gas industry and the restaurant industry.



Georgetown

DATA: More than 13,500 jobs retained in Georgetown due to first round of federal PPP loans

The SBA released the data July 6 after it was sued by 11 media organizations over its initial refusal to release detailed loan information.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

DATA: See the latest sales tax collections in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Sales tax collections in Grapevine and Southlake saw declines, while collections in Colleyville were up.


The Woodlands

Annual sales tax declines in The Woodlands, Shenandoah and Oak Ridge North continue in May, July data shows

Sales tax payments for May activity fell below 2019 levels for the third straight month in The Woodlands area, July data shows.


Katy

MAP: More than 2,000 apartment units under construction in Katy area

“A lot of new product is being built, and it’s usually higher quality,” ApartmentData.com President Bruce McClenny said.



Georgetown

DATA: Georgetown’s May sales tax revenue defies projections

In its first full month of reopening since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgetown sales tax revenue picked up again.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

More than 1,500 Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth residents file for unemployment in June

More than 11,000 Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents have filed for unemployment since March 18.


Cy-Fair

Applications open soon for Harris County's $30 million small business assistance program

Eligible small businesses may receive a grant of up to $25,000 to cover payroll costs, rent and other operating expenses.


Georgetown

DATA: Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents drop slightly as pandemic continues

Georgetown saw a slow in unemployment claims between May 27 and June 27.



Cy-Fair

While Harris County unemployment insurance claims increased in June, Cy-Fair claims continue to trend downward

The latest data from the Texas Workforce Commission revealed Harris County unemployment insurance claims the week of June 14-20 were up 522% from the same time frame in 2019.


Central Austin

Thousands of Central Austin businesses received hundreds of millions in PPP loan dollars to survive through the pandemic

Alamo Drafthosue and Torchy's Tacos were among the local businesses to receive the largest loans, but 85% of Central Austin recipients received $150,000 or less.