About Economic Development
In 1999, the citizens of La Porte voted for the adoption of a ½ cent sales tax for the purpose of spurring economic development in the City. After approval from the voters of the new sales tax, the City Council created an Economic Development Corporation and appointed the first governing body. The La Porte Economic Development Corporation is a Type B Corporation under the Texas Development Corporation.
The La Porte Economic Development Corporation focuses on:
- Business attraction, retention, and marketing
- Quality of life improvements for the City