Following are some resources that may be helpful for business owners considering locating in the City of Willis.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (EDC)

The mission of the Willis Economic Development Corporation is to empower the local Willis economy, through the expansion and retention of the business community, with infrastructure assistance, and to promote business opportunities in the market area that enhances the quality of life. Learn more about EDC programs and incentives here.

SITE SELECTION

The city of Willis partners with the Economic Development Department at Energy Texas Inc. to post available properties in the City on Entergy’s Site Selection Center. Please click the link below to find available properties in the city that may be appropriate for your project. You can also call Stacey Osborne at 713-456-9429 to discuss your particular site selection needs.

Click here to visit the Energy Texas Site Selection center.

PROPERTY TAXES

Texas has no state property tax. The Comptroller’s office does not collect property tax or set tax rates. That’s up to local taxing units, which use tax revenue to provide local services including schools, streets and roads, police and fire protection and many others.

The effective Ad Valorem tax rate for the city of Willis is 2.7263. For a breakdown of the different taxing entities, visit Willis By the Numbers.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Woodforest Bank

Wells Fargo

First Bank

Chase Bank

UTILITIES

Sewer/Water: City of Willis

Solid Waste: Waste Management

EDUCATION

Willis Independent School District (Grades Pre-K  – 12)

Student: Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Total Enrollment for 2016-17:

Schools:

1 High School

2 Middle Schools

5 Elementary Schools

Higher Education Institutions Nearby:

Sam Houston State University (Huntsville)

Lone Star College-Montgomery (The Woodlands)

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

The City of Willis partners with several area agencies that can assist with workforce development issues. They include the following:

Workforce Solutions 

Contact Information:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday
2018 IH 45 North
Conroe, Texas 77301(936) 441-0037 or (866) 278-6597 P
(936) 441-0038 F

Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center (SHSU SBDC)

The Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center (SHSU SBDC) is a member of the University of Houston Small Business Development Center Network that serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas.  We are a non-profit organization designed to advise small business owners through individual consultations and training seminars. 

Contact Information:
2405 Avenue I
Huntsville, TX 77340-5861
(936) 294-3737 (Office)
(936) 294-3738 (Fax)

Contact: Robert Barragan

 

Lone Star College 
Career and Technical Education

Earn your workforce certification through our Career Technical Education programs. If you want to start a new career, change careers, or update your current skills, these programs will help you learn the skills and get the credentials you need to quickly get into the workforce.

Contact Information:

3200 College Park Drive Conroe, Texas 77384
Phone: 936.273.7446
Fax: 936.273.7262