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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Workforce Training: Hitchcock Students To Receive Free Tuition to College of the Mainland

Hitchcock, one of Galveston’s County communities directly in the path of future industrial growth received a huge boost to workforce training today when it was announced that Texas City’s College of the Mainland’s Opening Doors Promise Scholarship program is now open to Hitchcock High School students. “With $40,000 in donations from the Hitchcock Economic Development […]

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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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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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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 in Galveston County Various cities within the county impose their own sales tax. They are illustrated in the table below: City Sales Tax Rate Bayou […]

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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 can be found at the following links: City Water Service Provided By Clear Lake Shores City Dickinson District Friendswood City Galveston City Hitchcock City Jamaica […]

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New Economic Developer’s Job is About Connections

Dane Carlson can see economic potential for Hitchcock and for La Marque, he said. There’s space for manufacturers and support services for industries in Texas City and Galveston. There’s appeal in being close to the beach, and to Houston, and he thinks this is where people and where businesses want to move. Now, it’s his […]

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