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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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Expanding to League City

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is excited expand to a new location in the Greater Houston metroplex, Alamo Drafthouse League City. Expected to open in late 2020, the theater will be located in the Victory Lakes center on the North East corner of I-45 and FM 646. Alamo Drafthouse League City will feature 10 top-of-the-line screens, including a […]

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Galveston County Leads in 2020 List of Top Houston School Districts

Friendswood ISD ranked #2, and Clear Creek ISD ranked #5 in a list put out but the Houston Business Journal today. Friendswood ISD, with an enrollment of 6,087, serves the City of Friendswood. Average teacher salary is $50,611. Clear Creek ISD has an enrollment of 41,819, and an average teacher salary of $55,645. The ISD […]

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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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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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Friendswood and League City Ranked Top Cities in Texas

Ranked on five factors, Friendswood & League City are top-25 cities in the state of Texas. Two Galveston County cities, Friendswood and League City ranked #19 and #24, respectively. Houston, of which Galveston County is the southern component, ranked #2. Methodology: ChamberofCommerce.com ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and […]

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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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