Galveston County

Where the economic power of Houston, Texas meets the sea.
Come build your business here.

Find out why Galveston
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Home to urban, rural, industrial, and coastal,
Galveston County is far more than just a beach.

Education

Home to Houston's #1 and #5 school districts

Bioscience

World class medical care, research and education

Business Friendly

The most pro business county in Greater Houston

Galveston County includes the cities of Bayou Vista, Clear Lake Shores, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, League City, Santa Fe, Texas City, and Tiki Island.

Target Industry Sectors

Aerospace

Biomedical

Corporate HQs

Downstream Oil & Gas

FDI

Maritime

Metalworking

Plastics

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Downloads

Buildings & Sites
Buildings & Sites Download

Summer 2019 Galveston County Building & Sites handout

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2018 Developer Profile
2018 Developer Profile

Most recent update on the economic state of the county.

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2018 County Fast Facts
2018 Developer Profile

Most recent update on the economic state of the county in Excel format.

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County at a Glance
Galveston County at a Glance

A graphic overview of Galveston County, last updated in 2016.

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News

  • Greater Houston's Economy Larger Than 183 Countries

    Greater Houston's Economy Larger Than 183 Countries

    If Greater Houston were a country, they'd be the 28th largest by economy in the world. As of 2017, the most recent data available, Greater Houston's GDP was $490.1 billion,… Blog

  • Carnival Cruise Line Bringing Fourth Ship to Galveston

    Carnival Cruise Line Bringing Fourth Ship to Galveston

    Carnival's local business will expand by 33 percent and increase its number of guests departing from Galveston to about 900,000 per year. Everything is bigger in Texas – including Carnival… Press Release

  • Port of Galveston Going Green

    Port of Galveston Going Green

    Port of Galveston joins Green Marine certification program The Port of Galveston is going green with a number of environmental initiatives, including membership in Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental… Press Release Regional News

  • Man-Made Lagoon Growing Quickly in Galveston County

    Man-Made Lagoon Growing Quickly in Galveston County

    The largest man-made lagoon in Texas is fast taking shape in Texas City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yJgDAeFDY8 The beginnings of a 12-acre, man-made lagoon stretch out across land near Interstate 45, a testament… Regional News

  • Gulf Coast Workforce Board 2019 Report Card Published

    Gulf Coast Workforce Board 2019 Report Card Published

    On Thursday, Galveston County’s Department of Economic Development participated in the Gulf Coast Workforce Board - 2019 Report Card Roundtable. This event highlighted how our region’s economic capabilities fared in… Blog

  • Lago Mar Tax Zone Seeks Extended Deal with County

    Lago Mar Tax Zone Seeks Extended Deal with County

    Twelve years after approving a special tax district to help build a master-planned community in Texas City, Galveston County is considering giving the development more time to reach its full… Regional News

  • $2M Grant Brings Business Incubator to Galveston

    $2M Grant Brings Business Incubator to Galveston

    UTMB / GEDP relationships bears fruit for startup ecosystem on Galveston Island Galveston will soon see evidence of a new emerging technology business incubator in the old Customs House building… Regional News

  • La Marque Seeks Grant to Fund Downtown Improvements

    La Marque Seeks Grant to Fund Downtown Improvements

    The city is making a bid for a government grant to improve sidewalks and disability access in its downtown district. The city has applied for a $350,000 community development block… Regional News

  • Judge Henry:

    Judge Henry: "Galveston County Ready to Tackle the Future"

    Today, Judge Mark Henry addressed the members of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership at their annual State of the Counties event. According to Judge Henry, "Galveston County stands poised… Blog

  • Galveston County Startups Can Grow with NASA's Tech Licensing Program

    Galveston County Startups Can Grow with NASA's Tech Licensing Program

    The NASA Johnson Space Center Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office is ready to make connections and licensing agreements work for you. Let's say you're a [Galveston County or] Houston startup… Regional News

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