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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Coronavirus Pivots Galveston County Businesses

This week, The Texas Tail Distillery began producing hand sanitizer from the ethyl alcohol it would normally use to make vodka, said Nick Droege, the president of the distillery. The Texas Tail Distillery is in the heart of the economic crater left by the coronavirus on Galveston Island. Bars and restaurants to the east and […]

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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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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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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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