Growing up in La Marque, a southern suburb of Houston, Alex Getty says he watched as growth from the state’s largest city slowly started to spill into Galveston County. Now, he says, it’s pouring into his hometown, which is just 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston.
“It’s exciting. It’s a big opportunity and we’re excited to see it finally come to fruition,” says Getty, who now serves as the executive director of the La Marque Economic Development Corporation. “We’re the second fastest-growing city in Galveston County.”