Galveston County is Positioned for Growth.

Both the island and the rest of the county might be uniquely positioned for economic development, so long as local leaders can enhance quality of life, officials said Friday during the annual Galveston Economic Development Partnership’s Economic Development Summit.

The summit, which brings together people from across the county to discuss economic opportunities, focused on attracting business by enhancing the area’s quality of life.

Galveston County is perfectly poised to capture development opportunities that from Houston, said Dane Carlson, Galveston County’s director of economic development.

“I think now that development is moving south, and I think we are perfectly positioned for that,” Carlson said.

There’s cheaper land in Galveston County, and the west side of the county has a lot of available land, Carlson said.

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