Tyler requests state enterprise zone designation for UT Health hospital

Published: May. 24, 2023 at 12:36 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - UT Health Tyler is taking the first steps to becoming designated a State of Texas Enterprise Zone.

The Tyler City Council approved a presentation to the State of Texas for the designation. The program gives businesses tax incentives to businesses that meet certain criteria.

Tyler Assistant City Manager Heather Nick says it helps businesses expand their employment base, adding jobs.

“At least ten. So, they would retain the employment that they have today as well as increase by ten full time employees if not more,” Nick said.

The next step is presenting it to the State of Texas for approval.

The Tyler City Council is requesting request a designation from the state which would allow a local hospital to reinvest in itself.