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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La Marque Seeks Grant to Fund Downtown Improvements

The city is making a bid for a government grant to improve sidewalks and disability access in its downtown district. The city has applied for a $350,000 community development block grant to build new sidewalks, handicap ramps, accessible parking spaces, drainage improvements and to install light poles in the downtown district. “It’s all part of […]

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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 Video: This is La Marque

Life is good in La Marque, Texas. Grounded in tradition, but focused on the future, it’s our people that make the City of La Marque special. From bay living to brand new neighborhoods to enjoying all the attractions of Galveston and Bay Area Houston, families thrive here. Business builds here. Parks, festivals, education, revitalization and […]

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National Homebuilder Buys 1,600 lots Across Houston

California-based KB Home recently added about 1,600 lots for new homes around town, expanding its portfolio where it builds to 35 Houston-area communities. recently added about 1,600 lots for new homes around town, expanding its portfolio where it builds to 35 Houston-area communities. Brett Dietz, KB Home’s new Houston division president, told the Houston Business […]

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Industrial Commissioning Consultants International Moves HQ to Heart of La Marque

Industrial Commissioning Consultants International Moves HQ to Heart of La Marque: New industrial services business generated primary jobs, beautifying downtown Industrial Commissioning Consultants International, (ICCI) recently acquired 714 Highway 3 in La Marque, moved their headquarters to town and hit the ground running with a flurry of property improvements including signage, fencing, landscaping and interior […]

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