Biomedical

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

  • With over 11,000 employees, UTMB is the Oldest Medical School in the state of Texas.
  • Established in 1891
  • Houses the Academic Health Center
  • Schools of:
    • Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Health Professions
    • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Galveston National Laboratory
    • High security National Biocontainment Laboratory
    • Biosafety level 4 research laboratories
    • One of only 2 such facilities in the USA and the largest one in the world located on an academic campus
    • Research to defend against a bioterrorism attack
  • Research Facilities:
    • Institute for Human Infections and Immunity
    • Institute for the Medical Humanities
    • Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
    • Sealy Center for Structural Biology
    • Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
    • Center for Addiction Research
    • Educational Cancer Center
    • Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health
    • Institute for Translational Sciences
    • Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology
    • Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine
    • World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases
    • Stark Diabetes Center
    • Center for Biomedical Engineering
    • Center for Environmental Toxicology
    • Sealy Center on Aging
    • George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
    • Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

UTMB Galveston

Galveston National Laboratory

Galveston National Laboratory

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

UTMB Hospital

NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

  • Located on the Galveston County-Harris County line
  • $1.5 billion complex
  • Human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted
  • 1,620 acres
  • Home to NASA’s astronaut corps
  • Trains astronauts from the US and its international partners
  • 3,200 employees + 15,000 contractors
  • Home to world famous mission control center
  • Conducts spaceflight-related scientific and medical research programs
  • Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science
    • Research from this facility has had applications in:
      • Medicine
      • Energy
      • Transportation
      • Agriculture
      • Communications
      • Electronics
  • National Space Biomedical Research Institute
    • Research areas:
      • Cardiovascular Alterations
      • Human Factors and Performance
      • Musculoskeletal Alterations
      • Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors
      • Radiation Effects
      • Sensorimotor Applications
      • Smart Medical Systems and Technology
  • Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory
    • Simulated tasks in space to mimic microgravity activities
  • Lunar Sample Laboratory
    • Houses geologic samples returned from the Moon and other extraterrestrial samples, along with associated data records
    • Laboratories study the samples without contamination
    • 40-50 proposals to allow research on the samples are approved per year and approximately 400 lunar samples per year are made available for research
  • Click here to learn how to do business with this NASA facility:
    https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/business/index.html

NASA

Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science

Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

Texas Medical Center

  • Serves as contract research organization for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device partners.
  • Largest medical center in the world with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research.
  • Contains 54 medicine-related institutions:
    • 21 Hospitals
    • 8 Specialty Institutions
    • 8 Academic and Research Institutions
    • 7 Nursing Schools
    • 4 Medical Schools
    • 3 Public Health Organizations
    • 2 Pharmacy Schools
    • 1 Dental School
  • Affiliated medical schools include:
    • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    • Baylor College of Medicine
    • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    • Texas A&M College of Medicine
  • The center exceeds 50 million developed square feet.
  • Texas Medical Center is the 8th largest business district in the U.S.
  • Home to the largest children's hospital in the world Texas Children's Hospital
  • Home to the largest cancer hospital in the world MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Ranked #1 for Cancer Care in the “Best Hospitals” report by US News & World Report
    • Affiliated with two major research based medical schools:
      • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
      • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Home to the following research institutes:
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center
    • Baylor College of Medicine
    • University of Texas Medical Branch
    • Texas A&M University

Texas Medical Center

MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Baylor College of Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Texas A&M College of Medicine

Companies in Galveston County Region, Metro Houston MSA

  • The following number of companies have a location in Galveston County’s Region, Metro Houston MSA:
    • 192 Medical Laboratories
    • 97 Companies which conduct R&D in Biotechnology
    • 93 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
    • 26 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturers
    • 22 Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturers
    • 13 Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturers
    • 5 Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturers

Engineering Talent

  • The following are the number of engineers employed in the Galveston County region, Houston MSA, which can support this sector:
    • 4,064 Chemical Engineers
    • 2,874 Chemists
    • 595 Materials Engineers
    • 258 Biomedical Engineers
    • 135 Nuclear Engineers

Deep Water Port Access

  • Galveston County has deep water port access via the Port of Galveston and Port of Texas City. Galveston County is also adjacent to Port Freeport and the Port of Houston.
    • Port of Galveston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: containers, dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, RO/RO, refrigerated and project cargoes.
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 4th busiest cruise port in the US
      • Ranked #7 in tanker calls among US ports
      • The following Companies call on the Port of Galveston:
        • ARC – American Roll-On, Roll-Off Carrier
        • Del Monte
        • Hoegh Autoliners
        • K Line Ro Ro
        • WWL -  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

      Port of Galveston

    • Port of Texas City
      • Deepwater Port
      • 11th busiest port in the US in terms of overall annual tonnage
      • UP Railroad and BNSF Railway
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • Ranked #4 in tanker calls among US ports
      • Over $270 billion in annual economic activity

      Port of Texas City

      Port of Texas City

    • Port of Houston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Busiest port in US in terms of foreign tonnage
      • 2nd busiest port in US in terms of overall tonnage
      • 13th busiest port in the world
      • 2 Cargo Container Terminals
      • 5 Major General Cargo Terminals
      • Part of Foreign Trade Zone

      Port of Houston

    • Port Freeport
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: cargo & breakbulk operations, container operations, heavy lift, RO/RO
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 800 vessel calls per year

      Port Freeport

    Road Access

    Regional Interstate Map

    Interstate 45

    • Interstate 45
      • Interstate 45 serves Galveston County connecting us directly to the Houston Metro Area.
      • Over a Billion Dollars of Road Improvements
        • More than an estimated billion dollars will be spent on transportation infrastructure improvement in Galveston County over the next decade. Click here to learn more.
        • This investment will better connect Galveston County to the greater Houston Region.

    Air Access

    • Hobby Airport
      • Galveston County is located 6 miles from Hobby Airport in Houston.
      • Hobby Airport provides international service to Mexico and Central and South America.
      • 4 runways ranging from 5,000 ft. long to 7,600 ft. long
      • Over 150 daily nonstop flights to more than 40 cities are serviced out of Hobby.
      • Hobby Airport is a hub for Southwest Airlines.
      • Multiple other airlines have flights out of Hobby:
        • American Airlines
        • Delta
        • JetBlue

      Hobby Airport

      Hobby Airport

      Hobby Airport

    • Ellington Airport
      • Ellington Airport is one of just ten spaceports in the United States.
      • Ellington Airport is located 12 miles north Galveston County near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
      • Ellington Airport is home to numerous military operations:
        • Texas Air National Guard
        • Army National Guard
        • Coast Guard
      • With its newly christened designation as a spaceport, Ellington Airport offers many opportunities for commercial development.
      • 3 runways including one that is 8,000 ft. long and one that is 9,000 ft. long

      Ellington Airport

      Ellington Airport

    • Scholes International Airport
      • Scholes International Airport on Galveston Island is an FBO with 24-hour service.
      • Scholes features two 6,000 ft. runways that are long enough to accommodate airplanes as large as the Boeing 767.
      • Scholes has more than 60,000 aircraft operations per year.

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    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
      • Galveston County is located 42 miles to George Bush Intercontinental Airport which serves more than 40 million passengers per year.
      • Bush Airport is the 7th largest international passenger gateway into the US.
      • Bush Airport is the 7th busiest airport in the world for total aircraft movements.
      • Bush Airport is a United Hub.
      • Bush Airport is the 12th largest gateway for international cargo moved into the US.

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      George Bush Intercontinental Airport

      United Airlines

    Rail Access

    Galveston County Rail Access

    • Galveston County is served by the following: Union Pacific, BNSF, Galveston Railroad (Genesee & Wyoming)
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    Support Services

    The following numbers of supporting companies which can supply this sector are located within Galveston County:

    • 108 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
    • 77 Commercial Banks
    • 50 Electrical Contractors
    • 34 Credit Unions
    • 25 Janitorial Services
    • 21 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance
    • 15 Industrial Building Construction Contractors
    • 12 Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • 11 Marketing Consulting Companies
    • 10 Employment Placement Agencies
    • 8 Security Guards and Patrol Services Companies
    • 8 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Leasing Companies
    • 5 Advertising Agencies
    • 5 Industrial Gas Manufacturing Companies
    • 4 Solid Waste Collection Companies
    • 4 Specialized Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 3 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Companies
    • 2 Deep Sea Freight Transportation Companies
    • 2 Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing Companies
    • 1 Collection Agency
    • 1 International Trade Financing Company
    • 100 Offices of Lawyers
    • 70 Engineering Services
    • 48 Computer Systems Design Services Companies
    • 26 Industrial Machinery Wholesalers
    • 22 Temporary Help Agencies
    • 17 Freight Transportation Arrangement
    • 15 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 11 General Freight Trucking, Local
    • 10 Marine Cardo Handling Companies
    • 10 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
    • 8 Computer and Office Machine Repair Companies
    • 6 Inland Water Freight Transportation Companies
    • 5 Specialized Freight Trucking, Local
    • 5 Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
    • 4 Payroll Services Companies
    • 4 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less than Truckload
    • 2 Solid Waste Landfill Companies
    • 2 Sales Financing Companies
    • 1 Hazardous Waste Collection Company
    • 1 Industrial Design Service Company
     
    • 108 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
    • 100 Offices of Lawyers
    • 77 Commercial Banks
    • 70 Engineering Services
    • 50 Electrical Contractors
    • 48 Computer Systems Design Services Companies
    • 34 Credit Unions
    • 26 Industrial Machinery Wholesalers
    • 25 Janitorial Services
    • 22 Temporary Help Agencies
    • 21 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance
    • 17 Freight Transportation Arrangement
    • 15 Industrial Building Construction Contractors
    • 15 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 12 Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • 11 General Freight Trucking, Local
    • 11 Marketing Consulting Companies
    • 10 Marine Cardo Handling Companies
    • 10 Employment Placement Agencies
    • 10 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
    • 8 Security Guards and Patrol Services Companies
    • 8 Computer and Office Machine Repair Companies
    • 8 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Leasing Companies
    • 6 Inland Water Freight Transportation Companies
    • 5 Advertising Agencies
    • 5 Specialized Freight Trucking, Local
    • 5 Industrial Gas Manufacturing Companies
    • 5 Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
    • 4 Solid Waste Collection Companies
    • 4 Payroll Services Companies
    • 4 Specialized Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 4 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less than Truckload
    • 3 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Companies
    • 2 Solid Waste Landfill Companies
    • 2 Deep Sea Freight Transportation Companies
    • 2 Sales Financing Companies
    • 2 Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing Companies
    • 1 Hazardous Waste Collection Company
    • 1 Collection Agency
    • 1 Industrial Design Service Company
    • 1 International Trade Financing Company
     

    Workforce Training

    • Texas Skills Development Fund
      • Up to $1,500/employee for customized training through a local college.
    • On-The-Job Training Cash
      • Businesses may be reimbursed for up to half of a new employee’s wages while the employee learns the job, on the job, for up to 6 months.
    • OJT Participant Criteria
      • New employees covered by an OJT agreement must be unemployed or underemployed.
    • Training Rules
      • Reimbursement depends on the wages paid to new employees and the length of training.
      • The length of training is negotiated based on the skills necessary to perform the job(s) and the new employees’ existing skills.
      • Limited to no more than 50% of the total workforce or new hires.
      • The maximum length of training is limited to no more than six months or 1040 hours.
      • Businesses that relocate and lay off workers at another location may not receive an OJT for 120 days after relocating.

    Taxes & Business Costs

    • We feature major tax and business costs advantages including the following:
      • No state corporate income tax
      • No state individual income tax
      • Only state in USA that does not require private companies to have workers’ compensation insurance.

    Additional Information

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group