• Social Distancing at Work

    Social Distancing at Work

    This graphic breaks down the American work force by distance. Any profession close to the top is one in which social distancing at work is flat-out impossible. As one moves…

    • COVID-19 Economic Data Resources

      COVID-19 Economic Data Resources

      The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic has brought massive, rapid, and ongoing changes to how people interact with their surroundings and with each other. This is most visible in how we…

      • Bar Chart Race: Greater Houston’s COVID-19 Unemployment Rates

        Bar Chart Race: Greater Houston’s COVID-19 Unemployment Rates

        While Galveston County was hardest hit early on, the local government's response seems to have slowed the job decline. Unemployment rates across the country are way up in response to…

        • How to Fill Out the PPP Forgiveness Application

          How to Fill Out the PPP Forgiveness Application

          We break down how to complete the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application for you! Now that the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application is out (download it here), our office has received several…

          • Galveston County Sales Tax in the Time of Coronavirus

            Galveston County Sales Tax in the Time of Coronavirus

            Through adversity and resilience, Galveston County’s economy has remained relatively strong through one of our nation’s darkest economic downturns. As reported by the Comptroller’s office, the first four months of…

            • Largest PPP Lenders in Galveston County

              Largest PPP Lenders in Galveston County

              As of last week, these banks were the largest Paycheck Protection Program lenders in Galveston County.

              • Other Houston Banks for PPP Loans

                Other Houston Banks for PPP Loans

                If you are a Galveston County business, and if you've been having trouble finding a bank to process your Paycheck Protection Program loan, below are a list of banks in…

                • 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…