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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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

  • Explore the Pipelines of Galveston County

    Explore the Pipelines of Galveston County

    Under the streets of Galveston County exists the unseen world of an interconnected network industrial gas pipelines. These pipelines flow from all over the region into a through the county,… Blog

  • Texas A&M Galveston Upgrades Ship Simulator

    Texas A&M Galveston Upgrades Ship Simulator

    $81,000 of upgrades were recently completed on the school's full-mission bridge simulator. The simulator provides invaluable training to the university's Maritime Academy cadets, as it can prepare them for a… Regional News

  • The Economic Impact of NASA's Johnson Space Center

    The Economic Impact of NASA's Johnson Space Center

    Located just south of Houston and north of Galveston County, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is the seat of human spaceflight operations for the National Aeronautics and Space… Blog

  • Galveston County Cuts Property Taxes, Again

    Galveston County Cuts Property Taxes, Again

    For the ninth year in a row, Galveston County has reduced property taxes. The Galveston County Commissioners Court adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2020 in a unanimous 5-0 vote… Regional News

  • Port of Galveston Ranked #1 Cruise Port

    Port of Galveston Ranked #1 Cruise Port

    Family Vacation Critic recently released their list of the top 13 cruise ports worldwide. Galveston was ranked number 1! Their criteria for ports to review included not just departure and… Regional News

  • Galveston Company to Process Low-Sulfur Ship Fuel

    Galveston Company to Process Low-Sulfur Ship Fuel

    A Galveston fuel storage operator plans to run a 50,000-barrel-a-day crude processing facility to make ship fuel as the maritime industry prepares for a significant tightening of emission standards. Texas… Regional News

  • Texas Farm to Market Road System

    Texas Farm to Market Road System

    The Farm to Market Road System is the largest secondary highway system in the United States. Established in Texas through legislation in 1949, Farm to Market Roads exist as secondary… Blog

  • TxDOT Keeps Grand Parkway (SH99) in 10 Year Plan

    TxDOT Keeps Grand Parkway (SH99) in 10 Year Plan

    A Message from County Judge Mark Henry Residents and Stakeholders, The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) voted on the final version of the 2020 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) this morning,… Regional News

  • Presentation: Texas Abatements, Reinvestment Zones & Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones

    Presentation: Texas Abatements, Reinvestment Zones & Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones

    Late last month, the Galveston County Economic Development Department staff attended a presentation by Frank Alvarez, Senior Analyst, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, at Lone Star College to learn more… Blog

  • Houston / Galveston Job Growth July '19: Double National Rate

    Houston / Galveston Job Growth July '19: Double National Rate

    Among the 12 largest metro areas in the country, Houston ranked second in the nation for its rate of annual job growth of 3 percent in July, only beat out by Dallas,… Regional News

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