Bay Area Hot Projects – August 2020

The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership publishes its Hot Projects multiple times per year. The August 2020 edition is below. To download a PDF version, click here.  Major Industrial Investments NextDecade, based in Houston, is proposing to build a $6 billion LNG export facility on Pelican Island. Kemah 30 acres – Galveston Bay Foundation plans on-site […]

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Friendswood ISD: #2 School District in Texas

Friendswood ISD is ranked #2 out of the 100 best school districts in Texas. According to reports, more than 10,000 school districts were analyzed using metrics such as student-to-teacher ratios, standardized test scores and graduation rates from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education to compile the ranking, per the […]

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Galveston County Leads in 2020 List of Top Houston School Districts

Friendswood ISD ranked #2, and Clear Creek ISD ranked #5 in a list put out but the Houston Business Journal today. Friendswood ISD, with an enrollment of 6,087, serves the City of Friendswood. Average teacher salary is $50,611. Clear Creek ISD has an enrollment of 41,819, and an average teacher salary of $55,645. The ISD […]

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BAHEP Business Development Update – 1/20

Four times a year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership produces The Business Development Update newsletter that reports on Commercial / Office / Industrial Development; Retail / Hospitality Development; Residential Development; and Infrastructure News and Everything Else! Retail / Hospitality Development Plans are in the works for the second phase of Virgata Commons, a mixed-use 14-acre project in Friendswood. Construction […]

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BAHEP Business Development Update – 10/19

Four times a year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership produces The Business Development Update newsletter that reports on Commercial / Office / Industrial Development; Retail / Hospitality Development; Residential Development; and Infrastructure News and Everything Else! Commercial / Office / Industrial Development New developments Two new buildings in Friendswood’s Downtown District — Lease negotiations are underway with several companies […]

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City of Friendswood Cuts Tax Rate by a Cent

The City’s “Work Here Live Here” Program is Working Friendswood City Council recently approved a one-cent property tax rate drop to 52.14 cents per $100 valuation as part of its $30 million general fund budget for 2019/2020. “It’s progressively gone down over the last 15 years,” City Manager Morad Kabiri said of the rate. The […]

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Galveston County Bests State Life Expectancy

At nearly 81 years, Galveston County’s life expectancy is among the highest in Houston. Earlier this month, the Episcopal Health Foundation released its newest life expectancy findings based on your location in Texas. Key factors of one’s quality of life contributed to the overall health of a population, including: housing, community, income, and education level. […]

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Examples of Commercial Property Available Across Galveston County

Galveston County is home to a variety of different communities each with their own unique characteristics. Some examples are below. Bayou Vista Bayou Vista’s local economy employs roughly 977 people with its largest sectors being He largely a sea-side commuter city with few local businesses or investment opportunities due to the size and structure of […]

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Friendswood and League City Ranked Top Cities in Texas

Ranked on five factors, Friendswood & League City are top-25 cities in the state of Texas. Two Galveston County cities, Friendswood and League City ranked #19 and #24, respectively. Houston, of which Galveston County is the southern component, ranked #2. Methodology: ChamberofCommerce.com ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and […]

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