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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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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