On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Galveston County’s Department of Economic Development attended the Houston Region Economic Development Alliance  (HREDA) quarterly meeting at San Jacinto College’s LyondellBasell Center for PetroChem, Energy and Technology.

The meeting brought together Houston and the Bay Area’s leading economic development groups to build on the unity of the Greater Houston area’s developmental teams. Our region is unique in that it works together to facilitate growth of our communities and ensure that developing issues can be solved within a diversely positive think tank-like atmosphere. 

The meeting allowed Galveston County to explore positive development trends that will impact our future generations.  The county also was fortunate enough to tour the San Jacinto campus and learn how those facilities are drawing the interest from the world over as a leading example of education and industry collaboration geared towards safety and training. 

We would like to extend a special thanks to the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena EDC for hosting this special meeting. The city is home to the San Jacinto College’s LyondellBasell Center for PetroChem, Energy and Technology, an awe inspiring effort built through both public and private efforts that encapsulates the unity of the Greater Houston area. This facility will be a remarkable tool moving forward in the county’s economic development efforts as a regional resource.