Shop Galveston County: Shop Small, Shop Local & Shop Early

This holiday season our Galveston County local businesses need your support more than ever. Many of our small local businesses have suffered deeply from the economic turmoil resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Given supply chain issues it’s also important to start shopping early to insure that you can buy a special gift for all those […]

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Green Hydrogen: The Future of Galveston County

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To combat climate change and pollution the world is moving further away from fossil fuels towards various renewable energy sources. With governments pushing these alternatives and ongoing technological advancements, renewable energy is becoming cheaper, profitable, and more accessible to the public at large. One form of environmentally friendly and renewable-based energy is Green hydrogen. Green […]

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Newest COVID-19 Relief Bill Provides Further Assistance to the Galveston County Small Business Community

On March 10th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill aimed at supporting the economy’s recovery efforts. Most notably, the bill provided for another round of stimulus checks for individuals and families with household earnings at selected rates. However, the bill also included a number of other economic injections which […]

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Emerging Tech Summit 2021 Spotlights Galveston County’s Technology Start-Up Scene

Part 1 With the closing of the 2021 Emerging Technology Summit, Galveston County’s tech innovation space has never stood as healthy nor engaged as displayed by its panelists this year. Led by Jeff Sjostrom, President of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, a wide array of knowledge was provided to attendees on items ranging from bio-tech […]

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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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