There's No Place in Texas Like Galveston County

There's no place in the world quite like Texas, and no better place in Texas to do business than Galveston County.

Galveston County is Real Texas

Located on the Gulf Coast of Texas, in Greater Houston, Galveston County is home to urban, rural, industrial, and coastal, and is far more than just a beach.

Unique in Houston, Galveston County is real Texas. Over the last decade, the county has reduced property taxes and business-killing regulation every year.

Our Target Industries

Galveston County is dedicated to working with businesses looking to relocate here.

How Can We Help?

How to Exploit Your Local Economic Development Oiffice for Fun and Profit

Whether you’re relocating, expanding, starting a business from the ground up or moving here for a job, Galveston County Economic Development serves as a single point of contact for companies, site selection consultants and corporate real estate executives considering Galveston County, Texas. Contact us for free help today.

Business Relocation Assistance

There's no place in the world quite like Texas. Move your business here.

Expansion Assistance

Our priority is to make sure all requests are handled confidentially and that all services are provided free of charge.

Starting a Business

Our highly skilled and educated workforce, proximity and Houston and international markets, make it the ideal place to start a business business.

Find a Job in Galveston County

The employers of Galveston County represent a broad spectrum of industries and a diversified economy.

Recent News

 

  • Emerging Tech Summit 2021 Spotlights Galveston County’s Technology Start-Up Scene

    Emerging Tech Summit 2021 Spotlights Galveston County’s Technology Start-Up Scene

    Part 1 With the closing of the 2021 Emerging Technology Summit, Galveston County’s tech innovation space has never stood as healthy nor engaged as displayed by its panelists this year.…

  • Supporting Business Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Supporting Business Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic became evident last summer, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry took action to help support the local business community. On July 7th, 2020, Judge…

  • Amazon Chooses Galveston County for Delivery Station

    Amazon Chooses Galveston County for Delivery Station

    Amazon Logistics plans to open a new 180,000 square foot delivery station located in La Marque, Texas. The new delivery station will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up…

  • Bay Area Hot Projects – January 2021

    Bay Area Hot Projects – January 2021

    The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership publishes its Hot Projects multiple times per year. The Galveston County-specific parts of the January 2021 edition is below. --- Medical news Houston Methodist…

  • Free Masks for Galveston County Businesses

    Free Masks for Galveston County Businesses

    Galveston County, through the Galveston County COVID-19 Business Taskforce (GCCBTF), will be distributing 125,000 face masks to businesses across the county. Businesses will be provided with a one month supply…

  • Galveston County: PPP Loans Restart

    Galveston County: PPP Loans Restart

    The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain…

  • Galveston County Unemployed: Extra $300

    Galveston County Unemployed: Extra $300

    On January 2nd, 2021, the Texas Workforce Commission, under the guidance of the Department of Labor began disbursement of an extra $300 in unemployment benefits. With the extension of the…

  • Galveston County City Named Top Houston Suburb

    Galveston County City Named Top Houston Suburb

    Galveston County's largest city, League City, was ranked the top suburb in Houston, and the 16th most livable mid-sized city in the country. Financial website SmartAsset compared 227 U.S. cities…

  • The Galveston Offshore Lightering Area

    The Galveston Offshore Lightering Area

    A lightering area represents a geographically designated area in which oil or other such hazardous product may be transferred from one cargo ship to another with a weight less than…

  • Galveston Wharves Going Green

    Galveston Wharves Going Green

    by CEO and Port Director Rodger Rees Let’s talk trash. Galveston Wharves is implementing a number of waste reduction initiatives as part of our voluntary Green Marine environmental certification. Implementing…

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