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.
|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||Robert Hauckemail@example.com||281-351-5451|
|Director of Public Works||David Kauffmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||281-290-1415|
|Community Development Director||Craig Meyersemail@example.com||281-290-1412|
|Building Official||David Allenfirstname.lastname@example.org||281-290-1406|
|City Engineer||Lori Lakatosemail@example.com||281-290-1466|
|City Planner||Rebeca Guerrafirstname.lastname@example.org||281-290-1491|
For more information about the City of Tomball, follow the link below:
3 Mile Radius
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|2010 Total Population Census||18,818||64,192||420,405|
|2012 Total Population||19,094||66,768||438,463|
|2017 Total Population||20,249||73,837||485,385|
|2012-2017 Annual Rate||1.18%||2.03%||2.05%|
Business Improvement Grants
The purpose of this program is to promote the development and expansion of new and existing business enterprises within the City of Tomball, Texas (the “City”), and enhance the economic welfare of the citizens of the City by securing and retaining business enterprises and maintaining a higher level of employment, economic activity, and stability.
New Business Rental Incentive Program
The New Business Rental Incentive Program seeks to reduce area vacancies and facilitate the establishment of new businesses in previously underutilized areas of the City. The intent of the program is to facilitate business growth and expansion by assisting businesses in leasing space. All grant award decisions of the Tomball Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) Board of Directors are discretionary and final. Through the Program, the TEDC will provide up to 25% of the base monthly rent for the first year of operation only, not to exceed $10,000 per business.
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:
View our incentives to see how the TEDC can help you!
Phone: 281-351-5484 Fax: 281-351-6256
Welcome to the City of Tomball Permits and Inspections Department
The Permits and Inspections Department is responsible for the code compliance of all construction in the City of Tomball. We review all plans for residential construction , remodeling, additions and new commercial and tenant change outs.
We also provide Code Enforcement services for the City of Tomball such as abatement of junk vehicles, high grass and weeds, illegal signs.
We provide support for the citizens of the City of Tomball and inspect their construction to make sure it meets minimum building codes.
Construction Permit Applications and Plans:
NOTE: Construction plans with the appropriate design professional's seal must be submitted for review for all permits issued by the City of Tomball. These plans must reflect all materials to be used and the exact dimensions of the project. All commercial applications must submit two copies.
The following permits are issued through the City Secretary's office. Each of these must be turned into the City Secretary’s office at 401 Market Street.
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. Whether it is training or retraining, customized or traditional programming, we can help companies and their employees meet short- and long-term goals.
Training is designed to fit the individual at any point in his or her career. Our programs present concentrated specialized study that develops, complements or expands existing knowledge and skills, while focusing on career requirements and goals.
Educating and training individuals entering the workforce as well as seasoned workers interested in upgrading their skills is the focus of credit and continuing education programming.
Existing coursework and customized training assist businesses of any size enhance productivity. Customized solutions enable companies to gain/maintain a competitive edge. Through analyzing your company's business needs, workforce development professionals can develop an effective program that's sure to meet the needs of the workforce today and tomorrow. We offer competitive coursework in the following workforce areas:
|Business and Leadership
Truck Driving Academy
For GED and ESOL classes, view our Adult Education programs at our campuses. Youth classes and programs are available, offerings vary by campus.
For more information please contact:
Associate Vice Chancellor
of Workforce Development
Office: (281) 296-7827 (STAR)
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.
|Lodging in Tomball|
|Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
22420 Park Rd.
Tomball, TX 77377
|Economy Inn & Suites
30130 St. Hwy 249
Tomball, TX 77375
Hampton Inn & Suites
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
|Tomball Executive Inn
603 W. Main Street
Tomball, TX 77375
|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: $1.36 per $100 valuation
Property Tax Rate: $0.64 per $100 valuation
Lone Star College System:
Property Tax Rate: $0.12 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!
On January 1, 2002 the sale and distribution of electricity was deregulated. To view information about a variety of electricity providers in the area, follow the link below:
The Tomball Public Works Department provides natural gas services to residents of the City of
All waste water services are provided by the City of
All water services are provided by the City of
Public Works Administration:
|2010 Employed Population 16+ by Industry|
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