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Business Incentives

The Woodlands, Montgomery County and the state of Texas offer many incentives for companies relocating to our community.
  • Tax abatements based on jobs 
created and amount of investment
  • Texas Enterprise Fund
  • Texas Enterprise Zone
  • Freeport Tax Exemption
  • Tuition Waivers

Low Taxes

  • No personal state income tax
  • Property tax abatements for qualifying
  • Sales tax exemption for manufacturing, 
R&D-related materials, software and 
  • Franchise tax exemption for manufacturers, 
sellers or installers of solar energy devices
  • Franchise tax of just .375% on some 
wholesalers and retail businesses; across 
the-board 25% reduction in the franchise 

Renowned Medical Hub

The Woodlands boasts a renowned medical hub that is home to five of the top medical providers, not only in the Houston area, but internationally as well. With an unmatched quality of care, The Woodlands provides top-rated health care with specializations and clinical programs for residents throughout the region.

The New Nature of Modern Living

The Woodlands offers a quality of life second to none. With 7,790 acres of open/green space, 220 miles of connected hike and bike trails, 151 neighborhood parks and a Top 100 golf community, The Woodlands combines the conveniences of modern life with the urban town center, surrounded by an oasis of the natural outdoors.

Sustainability Lives Here

Howard Hughes is recognized as an industry leader in sustainability. As we build the communities of tomorrow, we’re committed to the environment – and reducing our environmental impact. We believe in being good neighbors, but we also believe a commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance issues is good business.​ Ranked #1 Sector Leader for our sustainability performance and best practices within the real estate industry by GRESB.

Commercial Building Certifications:

10 ENERGY STAR® Certified
11 LEED® Certified
12 BOMA 360® Certified