Orange County Economic Development Corporation

County issues request for hotel occupancy tax fund applications

The Orange County Hotel/Motel Tax Committee has released applications for nonprofit entities within the county 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, can make application to the committee. There are a number of restrictions by state law as to how the funds can be utilized. Funds must be used in a manner that encourages overnight visitors to Orange County, and expenditures must fall within one of the following categories:

DowDuPont to invest $100 million in Sabine River Works plant

DowDuPont is growing its business in Orange County. The merger of Dow and DuPont on Sept. 1, 2017, resulted in a combined market capitalization of approximately $130 billion, making DowDuPont the world’s largest chemical company, according to CNN. The DowDuPont merger was designed to split into three new, publicly traded companies in 2019 — an agriculture company (Corteva Agriscience), a material sciences company (DuPont) and a specialty products company (Dow).

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