Connected to the past, working for the future
Connected to the past, working for the future
The following community profile information is intended to help you perform relevant site selection research on Tomball, Texas, and is intended to serve as a starting point.If you do not find all the information that you need in order to make an informed decision about Tomball, please contact the Tomball Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) office and we will be happy to provide you with the information or data that you require.
The City of Tomball has a Council/Manager form of government where the City Council sets policy and the City Manager is charged with carrying out the policies and programs approved by the City Council and providing administrative leadership.
|Councilperson||Lori Klein Quinnfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|City Manager||George Shackelfordemail@example.com||281-290-1006|
|Assistant City Manager||Robert Hauckfirstname.lastname@example.org||281-290-1009|
|City Secretary||Doris Speeremail@example.com||281-290-1002|
|Finance Director||Glenn Windsorfirstname.lastname@example.org||281-290-1417|
|Fire Chief||Randy Parremail@example.com||281-351-7101|
|Fire Marshal||Doug Sanguedolcefirstname.lastname@example.org||281-290-1440|
|Police Chief||Billy Tidwell||281-351-5451|
|Director of Public Works||David Esquivelemail@example.com||281-290-1415|
|Community Development Director||Craig Meyersfirstname.lastname@example.org||281-290-1412|
|Building Official||Ken Coleemail@example.com||281-290-1404|
|City Engineer||Lori Lakatosfirstname.lastname@example.org||281-290-1466|
|City Planner||Harold Ellisemail@example.com||281-290-1491|
Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle 1001 Preston, Suite 950 Houston, Texas 77002 By phone: 713-755-6444 By fax: 713-755-8801 By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the City of Tomball, follow the link below:
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|2010 Total Population Census||18,818||64,300||420,634|
|2015 Total Population||21,124||76,833||479,092|
|2020 Total Population||23,715||89,667||540,994|
|2015-2020 Annual Rate||2.34%||3.14%||2.46%|
Business Retention and Expansion
The TEDC, the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, and Tomball College Center for Training & Development have partnered together to provide a comprehensive resource for Tomball’s existing business community. The Business Retention & Expansion partnership is designed to help local business owners address their needs and provide a means for achieving their goals.
The Tomball EDC knows the importance of creating positive relationships with existing businesses in our community. The goal of this partnership is to assist local companies with their development plans, whether that includes a facility expansion, an increase in the number of employees, job training/development, or the purchase of additional equipment and supplies.
The Business Retention & Expansion Program can help in the following areas:
•expansion / relocation within Tomball
View our incentives to see how the TEDC can help you!
Development and Building in the City of Tomball
Development in Tomball is regulated in order to promote public health and safety, and protect public and private property. Regulations and procedures have been developed to establish rules and implementation for development.
The development process can be broken down into four basic steps. Zoning, the first step, identifies permitted uses and development regulations for the property. The second step, Platting, submission and approval, identifies the subdivision of land and any proposed public dedications such as right-of-way or easements. The third step, the Site Plan process, involves the review and approval of the actual plans for construction of public infrastructure contained within the public dedication areas and improvements on the site. Construction plans indicate exact locations of connections to City infrastructure and include site details that address existing and proposed paving, grading, drainage and utility improvements. The fourth step, the Permitting process, addresses the review and approval of building plans for conformance with minimum building standards to ensure the safety of future property owners and occupants.
Every project must be:
1. ZONED for the intended use;
2. Located on a Recorded PLATTED lot or legally subdivided lot;
3. Approved through the SITE PLAN APPROVAL and/or a BUILDING PERMIT process;
4. INSPECTED during and upon completion of construction; and
5. Issued CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY (if applicable).
Click on the link below to connect to the City of Tomball Community Development Department's webpage for additional information regarding developing in Tomball.
Responding to the challenges of an ever-changing workforce, Lone Star College System has Workforce Development programs to meet the needs of individuals and businesses. Lone Star Corporate College offers a variety of programs and services tailored to business, from customized training and open enrollment courses to professional seminars.
For more information, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail us: CorporateCollege@LoneStar.edu.
Small Business Development Center
The Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center works with existing companies to help them grow and compete in today's global economy. SBDC services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle, helping entrepreneurs make sound decisions and succeed. The SBDC also works with individuals to assist them with the development of new businesses and their operations. The resulting improvement in business performance leads to job creation, investments, and economic growth in our community.
Small Business Development Center - At Lone Star College System
5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 777381-4356
When compared to the national average for cost of living, the City of Tomball is quite low. Below is a comparison chart highlighting the difference between the cost of living in Tomball and the rest of the United States (baseline score of 100).
|Cost of Living||Tomball, TX||United States|
The area’s schools are first class with two public school districts, numerous private elementary and secondary schools, and a community college campus. Lone Star College-Tomball is part of the ever growing Lone Star College System, which is the second largest community college system in the State of Texas with 85,000 students.
In addition to Tomball ISD, there are a number of accredited private and parochial schools of all grade levels offering educational choices.
|Tomball Major Employers (Non Retail)|
|Hewlett Packard||10,000||Computer Manufacturing|
|Tomball Regional Medical Center||1300||Medical Services|
|Lone Star College-Tomball||1056||Education|
Tomball is a unique city with a culture deeply rooted in the traditional values of hard-working, patriotic, friendly, caring people. It is located 28 miles from the heart of downtown Houston, but it has been able to maintain a small town community atmosphere with all the conveniences of the big city.
City of Tomball
Property Tax Rate: $0.34 per $100 valuation
Sales Tax Rate: 2%
Tomball Independent School District
Property Tax Rate: $1.34 per $100 valuation
Property Tax Rate: $0.42 per $100 valuation
Lone Star College System:
Property Tax Rate: $0.11 per $100 valuation
State of Texas
No state income tax
Franchise tax is 4.5 %
Tomball is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Houston, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and the Port of Houston. With easy access to major highways and rail lines, Tomball is a great place in which to do business!
Public Works Administration:
501 James Street
Tomball, Texas 77375
|2010 Employed Population 16+ by Industry|
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