Galveston County Economic Development

July 2020 Update

 


Galveston Island Port Receives $3.75m Grant for New Internal Roadway

Galveston Island Port Receives $3.75m Grant for New Internal Roadway

Galveston Wharves has been awarded a $3.75 million state grant for a new internal roadway to improve port access and traffic flow between 14th and 20th streets. The Texas Department…

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BAHEP Business Development Update – 6/25

BAHEP Business Development Update – 6/25

Four times a year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership produces The Business Development Update newsletter that reports on Commercial / Office / Industrial Development; Retail / Hospitality Development; Residential…

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BP to Sell Texas City Petrochemical Plant to Ineos

BP to Sell Texas City Petrochemical Plant to Ineos

Energy company BP announced Monday it would sell its petrochemical business, which includes its Texas City Chemicals plant, to British company Ineos for $5 billion, officials said. BP has operated…

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Now Hiring In Galveston County & Greater Houston This Week

Now Hiring In Galveston County & Greater Houston This Week

Valid the week of June 30 - July 4, 2020. To apply visit https://workintexas.com. In Galveston County Atofina Chemicals Inc (Clear Lake City, TX)Galveston County Health (Texas City, TX)Grief Industrial…

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Galveston County April 2020 Gross Receipts and Sales Tax Up Overall

Galveston County April 2020 Gross Receipts and Sales Tax Up Overall

Through it all, most of Galveston County's cities are defying the odds amidst COVID-19. Despite a statewide trend downwards, sales tax receipts show an increase in gross receipts during the…

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Galveston Port's Financial Success

Galveston Port's Financial Success

They say that records are made to be broken. After setting all-time revenue records in 2018, the Galveston Wharves broke those records in fiscal year 2019 with a 19 percent…

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Galveston Port Leaders See Hope in Cargo

Galveston Port Leaders See Hope in Cargo

In March and April, the Port of Galveston saw year-over-year increases in volumes of fertilizer, container cargo, fruit and grain, officials said. Increases in those lines of business highlighted “the…

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Workforce Training: Hitchcock Students To Receive Free Tuition to College of the Mainland

Workforce Training: Hitchcock Students To Receive Free Tuition to College of the Mainland

Hitchcock, one of Galveston's County communities directly in the path of future industrial growth received a huge boost to workforce training today when it was announced that Texas City's College…

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Texas City Nursing Home Deploys COVID-19 Killing Robots

Texas City Nursing Home Deploys COVID-19 Killing Robots

Earlier this week, The Resort at Texas City started using Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to help curb the potential spread of coronavirus in the facility. The LightStrike disinfection system uses pulsed xenon…

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Social Distancing at Work

Social Distancing at Work

This graphic breaks down the American work force by distance. Any profession close to the top is one in which social distancing at work is flat-out impossible. As one moves…

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COVID-19 Economic Data Resources

COVID-19 Economic Data Resources

The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic has brought massive, rapid, and ongoing changes to how people interact with their surroundings and with each other. This is most visible in how we…

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Bar Chart Race: Greater Houston's COVID-19 Unemployment Rates

Bar Chart Race: Greater Houston's COVID-19 Unemployment Rates

While Galveston County was hardest hit early on, the local government's response seems to have slowed the job decline. Unemployment rates across the country are way up in response to…

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How to Fill Out the PPP Forgiveness Application

How to Fill Out the PPP Forgiveness Application

We break down how to complete the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application for you! Now that the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application is out (download it here), our office has received several…

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Drug Developed in Galveston To Be Tested Against COVID-19

Drug Developed in Galveston To Be Tested Against COVID-19

A drug developed by an independent biotech firm headquartered in Galveston will be tested for clinical application to problems related to COVID-19, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the…

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Lago Mar Has (Very Clear) Water

Lago Mar Has (Very Clear) Water

Galveston County's very own Crystal Lagoon in Texas City's Lago Mar subdivision has been filled with water, and it's very clear, and very very blue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLDViMRQfAM The lagoon is part…

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Galveston County Sales Tax in the Time of Coronavirus

Galveston County Sales Tax in the Time of Coronavirus

Through adversity and resilience, Galveston County’s economy has remained relatively strong through one of our nation’s darkest economic downturns. As reported by the Comptroller’s office, the first four months of…

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Largest PPP Lenders in Galveston County

Largest PPP Lenders in Galveston County

As of last week, these banks were the largest Paycheck Protection Program lenders in Galveston County.

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Other Houston Banks for PPP Loans

Other Houston Banks for PPP Loans

If you are a Galveston County business, and if you've been having trouble finding a bank to process your Paycheck Protection Program loan, below are a list of banks in…

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Galveston County: Recommended Guidelines For Societal Restoration

Galveston County: Recommended Guidelines For Societal Restoration

Galveston County continues to seek the safest way to mitigate the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on our community. As we move through the process of societal restoration, it is…

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Resort Condo Community Coming to Tiki Island

Resort Condo Community Coming to Tiki Island

An Austin-based development group has acquired land to build a resort-style condominium community on Tiki Island near Galveston, the companies announced in an April 22 news release.  Legend Communities, with…

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Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Funding for Small Businesses

Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Funding for Small Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act is a law meant to address the economic fallout of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States. We've crafted this six-page infographic to…

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Stay Strong in Galveston County

Stay Strong in Galveston County

Dear Friends, We hope this message finds you well during these unprecedented times. Galveston County's Economic Development Department values the health and safety of our community, local businesses, employees and…

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Coronavirus Pivots Galveston County Businesses

Coronavirus Pivots Galveston County Businesses

This week, The Texas Tail Distillery began producing hand sanitizer from the ethyl alcohol it would normally use to make vodka, said Nick Droege, the president of the distillery. The…

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Galveston County Medical Center Leading Fight Against Coronavirus

Galveston County Medical Center Leading Fight Against Coronavirus

At the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Galveston National Laboratory on the medical branch’s campus, research on SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, is in full…

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Galveston Wharves Business Steaming Ahead

Galveston Wharves Business Steaming Ahead

Galveston Wharves is projecting record-breaking wind energy cargo and lay-ship revenues for the first quarter of 2020. Port Director Rodger Rees said, “We’re on track to have a record-breaking first…

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