An ever-expanding collection of articles, videos, guides and tools to help site selectors, economic developers and businesses of all sizes to do better business in Galveston County, Texas

  • Houston / Galveston Business Startup Guide

    Houston / Galveston Business Startup Guide

    This booklet includes helpful tips, hints, and resources for starting or growing a small business. Our goal is to assist the business owner / executive as they navigate their entrepreneurial journey. We are dedicated to consistently updating the information within…

  • 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 classified as low income while being surrounded by prosperous industries…

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    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, where, how and why property taxes are assessed. As each…

  • Houston / Galveston Business Resources

    Houston / Galveston Business Resources

    Entrepreneurs and small business owners can always use a little help starting or growing their business. With that in mind we've collected resources to help answer questions and make life easier. Take a look below, there's something for everyone! Galveston…

  • Free: Destination Development Association

    Free: Destination Development Association

    More tourism than economic development, but still very useful. The Destination Development Association provides resources to help make your community a sustainable, thriving place where people love to live, work, and visit. DDA membership provides you with motivational, practical, in-depth…

  • What is a Megasite?

    What is a Megasite?

    A megasite is a very large parcel of developable land with the following characteristics: Site Size 1,000+ acres700-800+ contiguous developable acres Transportation 4 lane highway accessibility with visibilityMajor reail provider access to siteProximity to commercial airport Environmental Minimal wetlands &…