Opportunity Zones

Polk County is a great place to invest!

Opportunity Zones

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones, a new community investment tool designed to drive long-term capital to rural and low-income urban communities throughout the nation. Created as part of tax reform, Opportunity Zones offers incentives to private investors taking equity stake in communities at the nexus of need and opportunity. Tiered tax benefits are tied to investments at five, seven, and ten-year terms. Benefits include a temporary deferral and small reduction of tax liability, as well as - in some circumstances - a full exemption on earnings. Fine out more here.


Qualified businesses can also apply for a Tax Abatement to waive a portion of applicable property taxes on new construction projects for up to ten years. Find out more here.

Highway Development

Smooth traveling from Houston to your country home!

Highway Development

The economic growth of a community is dependent upon highway development to enhance mobility. Roads are the arteries through which the economy pulses. By linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to school, and the sick to hospitals, roads are vital to any development agenda. 

The Alliance for I-69 Texas is a coalition made up of cites, counties, port authorities and community leaders building grassroots support for upgrading the entire Interstate 69 route in Texas.  Members of the Alliance for I-69 Texas have conducted a sustained campaign to have existing highways improved to interstate highway standard along US 59, US 77 and US 281. 

Public Transportation

Made possible by the Brazos Transit District

Public Transportation

Demand & Response is a shared ride curb to curb service for individuals who are either non-disabled or disabled and/or do not have an origin and destination within 3/4 of a mile along the Fixed Routes. With no destination restrictions we can take you anywhere you want to go within our service area. We can take you shopping, to work, visiting friends and family, to medical appointments, or anywhere you need to go. Learn more here.

Polk County Recycling

Coming Soon to Hwy 146 Citizen Collection Station!

Polk County Recycling

Polk County Recycling & Beautification is a nonprofit organization that is working with Polk County to facilitate a recycling program for our area. The facility will be built at the Citizen Collection Station at 10311 Hwy 146 S, Livingston, TX 77351, and is projected to be open by late Summer 2021. The facility will be open at least 2 days per week (details on that coming soon) and will accept #1 plastics, aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard and mixed paper (junk mail, newspaper, cereal boxes, etc.)


Follow Polk County Recycling & Beautification on Facebook for regular updates and volunteer opportunities.