• The Benefit of Locating in a Galveston County Foreign Trade Zone

    The Benefit of Locating in a Galveston County Foreign Trade Zone

    Foreign Trade Zones allow companies to bring items onto US soil without paying a duty tax, allow them to store these goods free of tariff charges, and to use parts…

    • Examples of Commercial Property Available Across Galveston County

      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 VistaBayou Vista's local economy employs roughly 977 people with…

      • Port of Galveston: Wind Up, Grain Down

        Port of Galveston: Wind Up, Grain Down

        The demand for clean energy brought some increase to cargo business at the Port of Galveston in the second quarter of 2019, port officials announced this week. But continued struggles…

        • Design Work to Start on Major Two Galveston Road Projects

          Design Work to Start on Major Two Galveston Road Projects

          Initial planning work is set to begin soon on two heavily trafficked streets in Galveston. The city of Galveston and Galveston County are beginning the design and engineering work for…

          • Galveston County Sales Tax

            Galveston County Sales Tax

            One hundred twenty-four (124) Texas counties (including three in Greater Houston) impose sales taxes. Galveston County isn't one of them. Galveston County's sales tax rate is 0%. City Sales Tax…

            • Water Service in Galveston County Cities

              Water Service in Galveston County Cities

              Water and sewer service in Galveston County is provided either by cities, or by water districts (municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, or special utility districts.) Rates and information…

              • Port of Galveston Reports Record Revenues

                Port of Galveston Reports Record Revenues

                Independent auditor reports clean audit. The Port of Galveston’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released in June and confirmed by an independent audit, shows record operating revenues for fiscal…

                • Port of Galveston Publishes Year (2018) in Review

                  Port of Galveston Publishes Year (2018) in Review

                  The Port of Galveston is Texas’ number one cruise port and ranks as the fourth busiest cruise port in North America. The Port of Galveston announced that it achieved a…

                  • Port of Galveston’s Plan to Improve Traffic

                    Port of Galveston’s Plan to Improve Traffic

                    As the Port of Galveston plans for growth, improving traffic flow is a big piece of our strategy. I’d like to share a number of things we’re working on to…

                    • Could FlixBus Be Coming to Galveston?

                      Could FlixBus Be Coming to Galveston?

                      The latest proposal comes from a private company that’s already providing service to other cities in the region. There have been several efforts in recent years to create a bus route between…