• Port of Galveston: 1 Million Passengers in 2019

    Port of Galveston: 1 Million Passengers in 2019

    The Port of Galveston, fourth busiest cruise port in North America, welcomed its 1 millionth cruise passenger of the year on December 4, 2019, setting a new record for the…

    • Galveston Cruises Up 13%

      Galveston Cruises Up 13%

      Galveston saw cruise embarkations reach nearly 1 million in 2018, according to a biennial study from Cruise Lines International Association. There were 985,000 embarkations at the Port of Galveston in…

      • Pelican Island Land Available

        Pelican Island Land Available

        One hundred and fifty years ago, Pelican Island was a wind-swept sand dune and shell reef, with only a few feet hundred feet of dry soil. Today, the island is…

        • Port of Galveston Master Plan Slide Deck Available

          Port of Galveston Master Plan Slide Deck Available

          After more than a year of research and analysis, the final draft of the Galveston Wharves 20-Year Strategic Master Plan has been completed and is being reviewed by members of…

          • BAHEP Business Development Update – 10/19

            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…

            • City, County Officials See Opportunity for Economic Growth

              City, County Officials See Opportunity for Economic Growth

              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…

              • Galveston County Bests State Life Expectancy

                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…

                • Carnival Cruise Line Bringing Fourth Ship to Galveston

                  Carnival Cruise Line Bringing Fourth Ship to Galveston

                  Carnival's local business will expand by 33 percent and increase its number of guests departing from Galveston to about 900,000 per year. Everything is bigger in Texas – including Carnival…

                  • Port of Galveston Going Green

                    Port of Galveston Going Green

                    Port of Galveston joins Green Marine certification program The Port of Galveston is going green with a number of environmental initiatives, including membership in Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental…

                    • $2M Grant Brings Business Incubator to Galveston

                      $2M Grant Brings Business Incubator to Galveston

                      UTMB / GEDP relationships bears fruit for startup ecosystem on Galveston Island Galveston will soon see evidence of a new emerging technology business incubator in the old Customs House building…