Orange County Economic Development Corporation
Orange County Hotel/Motel Tax Application Available
Deadline 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014
Orange County is presently accepting applications for Hotel/Motel Tax funding requests for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year. The Orange County Hotel/Motel Tax committee has released applications for non-profit entities to apply for a portion of the county's Hotel/Motel Tax funds. Any 501(C) organization in Orange County that attracts visitors to Orange County Texas, may make application to the committee. There are a number of restrictions by state law as to how the funds can be utilized. These restrictions are found in the press release portion of the application. Deadline information is found in the application letter.
Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 and should be mailed to the attention of Bobby Fillyaw, Executive Director, Orange County Economic Development Corp., 1201 Childers Road, Orange, Texas 77630. The attached application form should be used for your request. Application forms may be downloaded by clicking here.
If you received funding from last year's County Hotel/Motel Tax Funds, please include information regarding the event or project that was funded. The information should include how the funds were utilized, the number of people that attended and the number of local hotel rooms utilized because of the funding. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP IF YOU WERE PREVIOUSLY FUNDED!
A public hearing on the allocation of Hotel/Motel Funds will be scheduled in August, 2014. If you have any questions please contact 409-883-7770 (Bobby Fillyaw).
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"Explore Orange County Texas" Magazine Volume 6
IT HAS ARRIVED!
Our 6th edition of the “Explore Orange County Texas – Experience the possibilities” Magazine has arrived.
A copy of this free annual publication can be picked from area visitor centers, hotels, Orange County Chambers of Commerce among other locations or stop by our office. We appreciate our partners who help us to showcase Orange County to the world.
Welcome to Orange County Texas!!
Check out our New Orange County Videos
The Orange County Economic Development Corporation's newest economic development video has been completed. View the highlights from the recent Bassmasters Tournament and Orange County Riverfront Festival with the link below.
To view either the full video or the shortened version of our "Welcome to Orange County" videos, click the video button above the new magazine icon. Thank you for visiting us!
The groundbreaking finally happened!
This exciting $10.5 Million dollar project is GREAT news for Orange County!
The long awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Orange County Shelter of Last Resort & Emergency Operations Center FINALLY happened! This $10.5 Million dollar project is being funded through a grant from Community Development Block Grant Funds, insurance proceeds, some FEMA dollars and other funds. The project will not create any new debt for Orange County. It will house several different offices for Orange County and it will serve as a “shelter of last resort” during times of emergency in Orange County. Also located in the building will be a new state of the art Emergency Operations Center.
About the OCEDC
Orange County is the gateway to Texas and both a recreational and industrial portal into the state. Orange County is home to an excellent business climate and a great transportation hub. The County is home to pine forests, coastal plains and navigable waterways. Since World War II, shipbuilding has played and is still playing a major role in the economy.
The economy has since expanded greatly and continues to thrive on the petrochemical, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism industries and Many Fortune 500 companies have located in Orange County. Some of these included Dupont, Chevron-Phillips, Honeywell, Temple-Inland and Firestone just to name a few.
Orange County provides unparalleled cultural amenities for a community of this size. If you're looking for low-cost transportation, a diversity of community support and a general can-do attitude, then Orange County is the place for you. Look through our site to learn more about the benefits of locating in Orange County, Texas.
Orange County Economic Development Corporation
1201 Childers Road
Orange, TX 77630
Phone (409) 883-7770
Toll Free (877) 883-7774
Fax (409) 883-7775