The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Monday to hire Dane Carlson as the county’s new director of economic development. Commissioners selected Carlson in part because of his experience working with site selectors, which are typically hired by larger firms to scout for locations, County Judge Mark Henry said.

“We’re very much in agreement large business can drive small business,” Henry said. “We’re looking for someone who can get in and do all the functions we would expect and we’ve talked about site selectors, he has good relationships with site selectors.”

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