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 the #1 and #5 school districts in Greater Houston

Infrastructure

Multiple deep water ports, railroads, FTZs, and more!

Bioscience

World class medical care, research and education

Expanding

Galveston County is growing by 60+ people per day.

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

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

  • Galveston County Sales Tax

    Galveston County Sales Tax

    One hundred twenty-four (124) Texas counties (including three in Greater Houston) impose sales taxes. Galveston County isn't one of them. Galveston County's sales tax rate is 0%. City Sales Tax… Blog Bayou Vista Clear Lake Shores Dickinson Friendswood Galveston Hitchcock Jamaica Beach Kemah La Marque League City Santa Fe Texas City Tiki Island

  • Summer 2019 Buildings & Sites

    Summer 2019 Buildings & Sites

    The Galveston County Buildings & Sites handout has been updated. Download it here. As always, the live list is here. Blog

  • Galveston County's Opportunity Zones, Explained

    Galveston County's Opportunity Zones, Explained

    Throughout the United States, large regions have continued to lag behind the economic and industrial growth seen their neighboring communities. Even within these successful communities, a number of tracts remain… Learning Center

  • Water Service in Galveston County Cities

    Water Service in Galveston County Cities

    Water and sewer service in Galveston County is provided either by cities, or by water districts (municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, or special utility districts.) Rates and information… Blog Clear Lake Shores Dickinson Friendswood Galveston Hitchcock Jamaica Beach Kemah La Marque League City Santa Fe Texas City

  • Hitchcock Highlights Newsletter: Summer 2019

    Hitchcock Highlights Newsletter: Summer 2019

    Hitchcock Highlights is the the joint newsletter of the Hitchcock Economic Development Development Corporation and Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce. The summer edition Hitchcock Highlights is out. Read it here. Regional News Hitchcock

  • Port of Galveston Reports Record Revenues

    Port of Galveston Reports Record Revenues

    Independent auditor reports clean audit. The Port of Galveston’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released in June and confirmed by an independent audit, shows record operating revenues for fiscal… Company Announcement Galveston

  • Galveston County Bay Area to Play Role in NASA's Trip Back to the Moon

    Galveston County Bay Area to Play Role in NASA's Trip Back to the Moon

    Among the first words astronauts said after landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, were, “Houston … the eagle has landed.” Now, as the Johnson Space Center celebrates the… Regional News League City

  • What is

    What is "Truth-In-Taxation"?

    The Truth-in-Taxation process was designed to better communicate how local taxing units assign tax rates to its taxpayers. This information is published in hopes that taxpayers can better understand what,… Learning Center

  • League City Housing Continues Upswing

    League City Housing Continues Upswing

    Multiple subdivisions under construction as build-out reaches halfway point. League City, Galveston County’s largest municipality, has had explosive population growth over the last few decades, and the new-housing market is… Regional News League City

  • Texas Muscles in on Oyster Farming

    Texas Muscles in on Oyster Farming

    Texas has a new industry: oyster farming will be legal in Texas as of September 1. The new law incorporates Texas in a growing industry that state law historically prohibited.… Regional News

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