For relocation or expansion, why do companies choose one location over another? The number one answer from site selectors and company executives is usually business climate. If you are looking for the right business climate, you will want to take a close look at Jasper.
In survey after survey, Texas ranks among the very best for business. Top factors are: streamlined permitting, locations with no zoning, a capable workforce and a reasonable regulatory environment. Jasper excels in all four.
Common Industries in Jasper
Low taxes are good for your business. Jasper offers low taxes.
No personal income tax. No corporate income tax. None at the state level. None at the Jasper level. Nada. Zero. Not for your executives. Not for your employees. Not for their spouses or families. That’s a big plus.
Taxes, of course, are a fact of life, even in Texas. When factoring in every tax—property tax, sales tax, unemployment tax, margins tax, franchise tax—Texas is a Top 10 Best State in the Tax Foundation’s “2015 State Business Tax Index.” In every ranking we’ve seen, Texas comes out at or near the top.
Jasper’s city and county taxes are comparably low, too. The property tax rate
(per $100 of appraised value) is a combined city-county-school tax rate of $2.5888 (city $0.33; county $0.60580; school $1.66). Sales tax is a combined state-city tax of 8.25 percent (state 6.25 percent; city 2.00 percent; county 0.00 percent).
Texas is known for its business-friendly attitude. In the annual state rankings by GOVERNING magazine for business-friendliness, Texas ranks eighth or above in Regulatory Friendliness, Licensing Regulations and Ease of Starting a Business.
In the 2014 annual Forbes rankings of “Best and Worst States for Business,” Texas ranks first for both current economic climate and growth prospects.
Jasper prides itself on being business friendly, and as a result has processes in place to minimize the regulatory burden associated with moving or starting a business. Local government officials recognize that good jobs benefit the entire community, and view business and regulatory burdens accordingly.
High on the priority list for site selectors is an available, dependable, fairly paid workforce. In GOVERNING magazine’s annual rankings, Texas ranks third-best in the nation for “Employment, Labor and Hiring” and first among the larger states.
No surprise. The same holds true for Jasper. Jasper has the manpower in place to fill your hiring needs. Interested in workplace development? Jasper has the locally-available training resources and incentives to improve your workers’ skills to custom-fit your requirements. One resource is Angelina College’s commitment to working with local businesses to create customizable workforce training.