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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LISC Small Business Relief Grants

For businesses facing immediate financial pressure due to COVID-19, LISC Small Business Relief Grants offer $5,000 to $20,000 to pay rent and utilities, meet payroll, pay outstanding debt to vendors, and other immediate operational costs. Small businesses and enterprises, especially those run by entrepreneurs of color and women- or veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, […]

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Galveston County COVID-19 Business Task Force

In partnership between the Galveston County Health District and county chambers of commerce (including Bolivar Peninsula, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, League City, Santa Fe, and Texas City-La Marque), Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has formed a county-wide COVID-19 Business Task Force to respond to the needs of the business community during the pandemic. The purpose […]

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Industrial Real Estate in the Gulf Coast: Changing Patterns in Global Trade

US Gulf Coast ports and industrial distribution hubs will be the prime beneficiaries of US firms shifting supply chains from China due to disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic and higher tariffs from the US-China trade war. This is according to a report published last week by real estate and logistics services giant CBRE Inc. An […]

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BAHEP Business Development Update – 6/25

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 Recent Industrial and Flex Lease Transactions 3,500 SF – Balli Cook Athletics […]

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Now Hiring In Galveston County & Greater Houston This Week

Valid the week of June 30 – July 4, 2020. To apply visit https://workintexas.com. In Galveston County Atofina Chemicals Inc (Clear Lake City, TX) Galveston County Health (Texas City, TX) Grief Industrial Packaging (La Porte, TX) Landry’S Seafood House (Galveston, TX) Ohmstede LLC (Texas City, TX) Texas Home Healthcare Partners LLC (Galveston, TX) Total Renal […]

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Galveston County April 2020 Gross Receipts and Sales Tax Up Overall

Through it all, most of Galveston County’s cities are defying the odds amidst COVID-19. Despite a statewide trend downwards, sales tax receipts show an increase in gross receipts during the month of April. This is a testament to our citizens continuing to shop local and supporting our businesses. Here’s more analysis from the Galveston Daily […]

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