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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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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Foundation Breaks Ground on Green Kemah Headquarters

The headquarters will be the first office building in Texas to meet the Living Building Challenge requirements, the world’s most rigorous green building certification. The Galveston Bay Foundation broke ground Tuesday on its permanent headquarters on 30 acres of waterfront property it owns in Kemah, a project expected to be completed in about two years. […]

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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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Clear Creek ISD Approves Record Pay Raise for Staff

The Clear Creek Independent School District has announced a significant compensation package for its nearly 5,000 employees. The compensation package includes a 4% to 9.49% pay raise for classroom teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses, new competitive hourly rate for school bus drivers, an increase in the district’s contribution to employee health care premiums and an […]

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Galveston County’s Northern Border From the Air

It should be obvious that Galveston County’s southern border is on the water. After all, Galveston Island is barrier island off the Texas Gulf Coast, about 50 miles southeast of Houston. But what you may not realize is that Galveston County’s northern border is mostly water, too. The northwest edge of the county, south of Harris County, including the […]

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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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