Brownsville-Haywood County is proud of its industrial base, which is quite large for a community of this size. Why? Because it’s an attractive place to locate, both aesthetically and economically, and because of the low cost of living and no state taxes. The local governments, the chamber of commerce, and the Brownsville-Haywood County Industrial Development Board welcome prospects with open arms, Southern hospitality and great incentives. Among these incentives is the PILOT program or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, which enables companies to reduce the tax burden during the early phases of operation. Other local incentives include pre-employment selection/training and testing; start-up skills training/assessment; relocation incentives for staff moves; incentives on utilities, including water, wastewater, gas and electricity; financing alternatives, such as using industrial revenue bonds or the lease-back alternative; design/build and lease alternatives; and local tax concessions.