Ingleside Development Corporation

History

Ingleside Development Corporation, or IDC,(established in 2000) is a group comprised of seven Board members appointed by the Ingleside City Council, who oversee the 4B sales tax proceeds brought into the City. The group consists of a variety of businesspeople and City Council members who review expenditures and revenues of the tax dollars.

Beautification Grant for Businesses

The Ingleside Development Corporation has announced the availability of the newly created Facade Improvement Grant Program! The grants are available to Ingleside businesses in order to improve the appearance of their buildings and street-facing properties.

View the Facade Improvement Grant Program Guidelines and Application (PDF).

Use of Development Corporation Funds

Very stringent rules and regulations govern the usage of these tax monies. Only projects approved by the body, along with the City Council, can be funded with 4B dollars. The main goal, as defined by the State Attorney General, is the creation of "primary jobs". Allowable projects under 4B that require the creation of primary jobs include:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities
  • Research and Development Facilities
  • Military Facilities
  • Transportation Facilities (airports, hangars, ports, parking facilities)
  • Sewage and Solid Waste Facilities
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Air or Water Pollution Control Facilities
  • Distribution Centers
  • Small Warehouse Facilities
  • Primary Job Training Facilities for Use By Higher Education Institutions
  • Regional or National Corporate Headquarters Facilities

Additionally, 4B Corporations may provide land, buildings, equipment, facilities, and improvements found by the Board to promote or develop new or expanded business enterprises that create or retain primary jobs, including:

  • Public Safety Facilities
  • Streets and Roads
  • Drainage and Related Improvements
  • Demolition of Existing Structures
  • General Municipally Owned Improvements

The endeavors not required to create primary jobs include:

  • Job Training Classes
  • Infrastructural Improvements That Promote or Develop New or Expanded Business Enterprises
  • Career Centers
  • Commuter Rail, Light Rail, or Motor Buses
  • Professional or Amateur Sports and Athletic Facilities
  • Entertainment, Tourist, and Convention Facilities
  • Public Parks and Related Open Space Improvements
  • Affordable Housing
  • Water Supply Facilities
  • Water Conservation Programs
  • Airport Facilities
  • Port-Related Facilities

Thank You to Our Volunteers

The City wishes to extend its thanks to all the volunteers who work tirelessly on behalf of the City, and for the extraordinary civic pride that fuels their efforts. The Ingleside Development Corporation is a vital body in the administration of sales and use tax.