Free Masks for Galveston County Businesses

Galveston County, through the Galveston County COVID-19 Business Taskforce (GCCBTF), will be distributing 125,000 face masks to businesses across the county. Businesses will be provided with a one month supply of masks. Priority will be given to locally-owned small businesses that have prolonged interaction with the public. “COVID-19 has taken a serious, sometimes fatal, toll […]

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Galveston County: PPP Loans Restart

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January […]

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Galveston Wharves Going Green

by CEO and Port Director Rodger Rees Let’s talk trash. Galveston Wharves is implementing a number of waste reduction initiatives as part of our voluntary Green Marine environmental certification. Implementing recycling programs in our facilities, using sustainable paper products and limiting the use of plastic bottles are some of the steps we’ll be taking. We’re […]

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Bar Reopening Guidelines

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols. Download the […]

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‘Tremendous Increase’ in Corporate Relocations and Expansions to Galveston County Since COVID-19

Despite some companies pausing projects due to the pandemic and the resulting economic meltdown, Texas has more potential corporate relocations and expansions in the pipeline than before Covid-19 hit, a top state economic development official said in a summit Sept. 24. Adriana Cruz, executive director of economic development and tourism for Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, […]

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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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