Qualifying Job-Based Incentives

The Gainesville Economic Development Corporation considers incentives for employers to provide jobs that earn a living wage in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.


  • Living wage is defined by the GEDC as $18.50 per hour on a full-time basis (2080 hours annually) or a minimum of $38,500 in salary annually. 
  • Health benefits are required.
  • Retail projects are not eligible for job-based incentives.
  • Eligibility requires the employee to be a Cooke County resident.
  • Incentives begin after the employee has been on the company’s payroll for 3 months.  
  • Incentives are paid annually after performance measurements are met.

Contact the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation with questions:


Category: Local

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