business assistance

Retention and Expansion

The Development Corporation of Haskell (DCOH) is a non-profit entity that assists and promotes business development & retention for Haskell County. Services the DCOH provides include but are not limited to:

• Data on labor force, quality of life, real estate, utilities, logistics
• Site information on available facilities or build-to-suit
• Regional overview and tours
• Assistance with obtaining local and state incentives
• Access to attorneys, accounting firms, customs brokers, and other industry professionals
• Support to existing companies
• Access to potential customers in Haskell and surrounding areas
• Assistance in matchmaking opportunities between suppliers and manufacturers
• Identifying available project options and evaluation of each to client
• Assistance with employment services/job fairs, etc.

For more information or if you would like to attend, please contact us today.


The Texas Advantage

That’s why the Lone Star State leads the nation in job creation and in population growth over the last 10 years.

As the tenth-largest economy among the nations of the world and home to 50 Fortune 500 headquarters, Texas offers a business-friendly climate—with no corporate income tax and no personal income tax—along with a highly skilled workforce, easy access to global markets, robust infrastructure and predictable regulations.

That’s why Texas continually ranks as the best state for business. CEOs who relocate to Texas cite the differences as “night & day” when it comes to the improved quality of life and good schools, along with the job-ready workforce.

Lower energy costs, together with lower land costs and fewer land-use restrictions, also mean lower operating costs for businesses and a lower cost-of-living for their employees.

Those are some of the advantages that helped Texas win the Governor’s Cup for the most new and expanded corporate facility projects in the nation—for the sixth year in a row.

Business Resources

The DCOH exists to help you strategically plan, begin or expand your business within the Haskell city limits. Whether it’s connecting you to the right funding resources, helping you with your business plan or providing you with information about the Haskell community and its history, we are here to help.

Please see our guidelines for assistance to see if you meet the qualifications for assistance through the DCOH. For further information, please contact our office at (940) 864-3424 or in person at Haskell City Hall.

Guidelines for Assistance

Haskell Regional Economic  Snapshot  – Regional Snapshot

Additional resources for your reference:

• SCORE Business Templates – Business Plans, Financials, Marketing documents and more.

• Texas Tech Small Business Development Center – They will help you with a comprehensive business plan free of charge.

• The U.S. Small Business Administration – They have loanzs available for starting or expanding a business.

• Haskell National Bank – Local Bank

• First Bank Texas – Local Bank

• Accion – Micro Financing

• Gust – Investor groups

• Entrepreneur Resources for Students

Distressed New Market Tax Credits

New Markets Tax Credits are a flexible financing tool. Nearly everything that spurs economic development can be financed: for-profit businesses, medical clinics, real estate development, non-profit service centers, and more. New Markets Tax Credits are often times used to fill the “gap” left when traditional financing falls short. Haskell falls into an area that qualifies for the Distressed New Market Tax Credit. To read more about this federal program, click here.

Job Postings

To get your jobs posted on high-traffic websites, please contact the organizations below and the DCOH office. The DCOH will get it placed on their social media pages and email list.

Work in Texas: Contact Monica Mayes at (325) 795-4243 or  :

Texas State Technical College: Julia Humphrey, (325) 734-3612,


Store Front Development Program

The Store Front Development Program (SFDP) is a DCOH program that began in October 2013 to assist commercial businesses and building owners with restoration and continued maintenance of building facades. The program is open to all Haskell building owners and includes up to $2,500 in matching grant funding for signage, awnings, paint, windows, doors and lighting.

Click here to download the Storefront Application: 2017-2018-sfdp-application

Click here to download the Small Signage Grant application: 2017 – 2018 Small Sign Application

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