Harlingen expects boost from tax cut

HARLINGEN — Lifting a Cameron County tax could help boost warehousing and manufacturing in Harlingen’s industrial park.

City commissioners tomorrow are expected to approve a resolution requesting the county to lift its freeport tax applied to warehoused inventory.

The city and the Harlingen school district already have adopted the freeport tax exemption.

Lifting the tax would help the city lure more industry to town, City Manager Dan Serna said yesterday.

“It will encourage more manufacturing and more warehousing facilities in our areas,” he said.

In Harlingen, about $100 million in warehoused inventory would be eligible for exemption.

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