• Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Funding for Small Businesses

    Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Funding for Small Businesses

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act is a law meant to address the economic fallout of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States. We've crafted this six-page infographic to…

    • Stay Strong in Galveston County

      Stay Strong in Galveston County

      Dear Friends, We hope this message finds you well during these unprecedented times. Galveston County's Economic Development Department values the health and safety of our community, local businesses, employees and…

      • Texas SBA Loan Application Now Available

        Texas SBA Loan Application Now Available

        Earlier today, Governor Abbot announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now granted Texas’ Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance declaration, making loans available statewide to small businesses…

        • Coronavirus Resources for Business

          Coronavirus Resources for Business

          Report Local Galveston County Economic Development Issues: Please report economic issues relating to coronavirus in Galveston County. Closures, layoffs, significant changes to commercial and industrial real estate, etc. here. Coronavirus…

          • Eastman’s Portillo Matute Strives for Excellence in Texas City

            Eastman’s Portillo Matute Strives for Excellence in Texas City

            BIC Magazine wrote a very positive profile of the great work that site manager Sergio Portillo Matute is doing for Eastman Chemical Company in Galveston County. From the article: Although…

            • Judge Henry Addresses Chamber on Economy

              Judge Henry Addresses Chamber on Economy

              "The economy in Galveston County is strong." Last week, Judge Mark Henry addressed the members of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce at their annual State of the County…

              • BAHEP Business Development Update – 1/20

                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…

                • Galveston County Explores Opportunities in Space

                  Galveston County Explores Opportunities in Space

                  This week, Galveston County’s Department of Economic Development attended the annual SpaceCom Conference & Exposition. This event brings together America’s commercial space enterprises with governmental departments with a shared goal…