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Rosenberg Development Corporation

Rosenberg Development Corporation

The Rosenberg Development Corporation (RDC) was created by election in 1995.  It is a Type-B economic development corporation funded by a one-half cent sales tax.  State law authorizes the RDC to engage in projects related to primary job creation.  Primary jobs are jobs that infuse new dollars into the local economy by creating or selling a product or services that is ultimately exported to regional, state, national, or international markets.  The RDC is comprised of a board of seven directors.  Four of the members, including all officers, are appointed by the Rosenberg City Council, and the remaining three members are City Councilors.

Since its creation, the RDC has funded a number of infrastructure projects, including the construction of U.S. Interstate 69 Frontage Roads, the FM 723 Overpass, improvements to 4th Street from Parrott Avenue to Avenue M, drainage improvements at the intersection of West Street and Bernard Avenue, the construction of the Rosenberg Civic Center, the Reading Road/U.S. 59 interchange, expansion of Louise Street, the extension of Reading Road, and infrastructure improvements for the Brazos Town Center. In addition, the RDC has utilized its ability to offer economic development incentives and construct new infrastructure to recruit and retain a number of companies.

Eligible projects include:

  • Manufacturing, Industrial, research and development, recycling, warehouse, and corporate headquarters
  • Job training
  • Infrastructure for expanded business and commerce
  • Business-related sewer and site improvements
  • Projects that improve Rosenberg's quality of life, including parks, professional and amateur sports and athletic facilities, tourism and entertainment facilities, affordable housing and other improvements or expenditures that promote new or expanded business activity that create or retain primary jobs