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

 

  • 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…

  • Bay Area Houston Seeks to Be New Home to Space Command

    Bay Area Houston Seeks to Be New Home to Space Command

    The U.S. Space Command is looking for a permanent home. Could Space City be the place? Space Command directs military forces as they move beyond the purview of gravity: operating…

  • Texas Pace Authority Announces New Galveston County Investment

    Texas Pace Authority Announces New Galveston County Investment

    The Mall of the Mainland, a regional mall closed in 2014, is being redeveloped as a power center and is undergoing energy saving improvements including HVAC, electrical and LED, and…

  • League City 4th in Texas to Receive New FEMA Rating

    League City 4th in Texas to Receive New FEMA Rating

    League City residents will see 25% savings on their flood insurance based on the city's newly increased rating from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to an October 28 news…

  • Army Corps, GLO Announce New $26B Coastal Barrier Plan

    Army Corps, GLO Announce New $26B Coastal Barrier Plan

    The latest version of a massive coastal barrier system is nearly in a form that could be presented and completely recommended to Congress for funding, officials said Tuesday. Days before…

  • Wan Bridge To Bring Build-to-Rent to Galveston Island

    Wan Bridge To Bring Build-to-Rent to Galveston Island

    Houston-based Wan Bridge (WB), a developer, builder and manager of build-to-rent (BTR) communities, plans to build the first build-to-rent community, Palm Bay, on Galveston Island after purchasing bay-accessible land in…

  • Coastal Texas Study Coming Oct 30th

    Coastal Texas Study Coming Oct 30th

    The Army Corps of Engineers' "Coastal Texas Study" will be released October 30th. The study, combining the Ike Dike concept and the Coastal Spine concept, creating a plan for Galveston,…

  • COVID Fuels Galveston Real Estate Boom

    COVID Fuels Galveston Real Estate Boom

    The COVID pandemic is fueling a coastal real estate boom, despite the occasional — or even somewhat regular — hurricane and tropical storm. Sales of homes on the historic East…

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