Every city extols its virtues as far as advantages for business relocation, retention, or expansion. However, Borger has a demonstrated history of successful economic development and we have a myriad of programs to assist your organization. Our advantages include:
Incentive programs – The people of Borger have given more than just lip service to their pro-industry attitude. In 1990, voters agreed to a one-half percent, on-going sales tax to support economic incentives for manufacturing and distribution companies. Our incentive programs are available for businesses wishing to expand their current operations or relocate to Borger.
Enterprise Zones – Borger has two enterprise zones that offer, to qualified projects, state sales and franchise tax rebates. Learn more about enterprise zones in Texas.
Tax Incentives – There are no state or personal taxes levied in Borger.
Freeport Tax Exemption
Borger is just one of two cities in the Panhandle region that offer tax exemptions on all inventory in transit. Borger’s Freeport designation allows exemption from inventory property taxes of good exported from Texas. The exemption applies to items in your inventory on January 1 that:
- Are or will be forwarded out of Texas within 175 days of the date you acquire them or bring them into Texas;
- Are in Texas for assembling, storing, manufacturing, repair, maintenance, processing or fabricating purposes; and
- Remain under your continuous ownership from the time you bring them into the state or acquire them in the state until they are forwarded out of the state.
Borger is in a strategic commercial location near the geographic center of the nation. We are an effective midpoint between Los Angeles and Chicago; Dallas and Denver: and Oklahoma City and Albuquerque. Look at our Maps link that illustrates out strategic location.
Transportation and Logistics – Borger has excellent transportation and logistics infrastructure. This infrastructure includes:
- Air – The Hutchinson County Airport, located in Borger, recently received many modifications. The airport features a 6,300 foot runway with lights and some of the lease expensive aviation fuel in the United States. If you are thinking about flying into Borger, check out the fuel prices. Additionally, the Amarillo International Airport is a scant 42 miles from Borger.
- Rail – The Panhandle Northern Railroad provides daily switching to the main line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF). The BNSF main line is only 22 miles away and provides vital rail transportation and shipping services to anywhere in the United States.
- Road – Longline trucking services connect Borger with major freight centers throughout the United States.
Industries are particularly enthusiastic about the abundant and inexpensive utilities available in Borger. Electricity and natural gas are plentiful and rates are among the lowest in the nation. Water is provided by a substantial aquifer and nearby Lake Meredith.
Outstanding Labor Force
Due to our petrochemical and manufacturing background we have a well-trained young workforce that is skilled in many labor categories. Virtually cost-free training programs, provided through the Texas Employment Commission and Borger’s Frank Phillips College, ensure a continuously renewing labor pool. Additionally Frank Phillips College offers customized workforce education programs and our local Texas Workforce Center can assist in the application, screening, and hiring process using your hiring criteria. FPC also has an extraordinary welding program, as well as a instrumentation and electrical program that complements a wide variety of industries.
Strong Industrial Support
One of our great commercial strengths is our industrial support infrastructure, which includes precision machine shops; electrical, industrial, chemical, and equipment suppliers; and, construction and freight services.
You’ll Be In Good Company
Your corporate neighbors will include Phillips66 oil & gas refinery and Chevron-Phillips, who produces specialty chemicals, crude oil and natural gas liquids, and is the home of the world’s largest inland petrochemical complexes; Solvay, formerly Ryton® PPS (polyphenylene sulphide); H.B. Zachry, a maintenance construction company; Sid Richardson Carbon Company, which produces rubber grade carbon black and is used to strengthen rubber tires; and Orion Engineered Carbons, which produces a variety of carbon blacks at its Borger facility.